The Ballad of Oriana

1857
William Holman Hunt (English, 1827–1910), Cut by Dalziel Brothers (English, active 1839–93)


Catalogue Raisonné

Proof

Dimensions

Block: 8.1 x 9.5 cm (3 3/16 x 3 3/4 in.); Sheet: 10.7 x 11.7 cm (4 3/16 x 4 5/8 in.); Mount: 38 x 28 cm (14 15/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

55.1352

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; India proof, touched with pencil

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“The false, false arrow went aside, / Oriana: / The damned arrow glanced aside, / And pierced thy heart, my love, my bride, / Oriana!”

Inscription

l.r. in block: WHH (monogram); l.middle in block: "Dalziel Sc"; Lower margin on mount in black ink: "The pencil marks were made/ on the Proof by the artist, as/ improvements for the Engraver./ Gilbert Dalziel"

Provenance

Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund