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The Sorceress and the Auk

1883–1935
Oliver Herford (American, 1863–1935), Mildred Howells (American, born in 1872)


Dimensions

Sheet: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

50.3829

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

In pencil at bottom of sheet "A sorceress out for a walk/ Fell in with an elderly awk -/ Now I see; cried the queen/ What the people all mean/ by the ‘awkward' they use in their talk." "Drawing and first lines by O. Herford / verse finished by M. Howells"

Provenance

Mildred Howells, Boston, MA; gift to MFA, December 14, 1950.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mildred Howells