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An Almanac of Twelve Sports (Skating)

William Nicholson (English, 1872–1949)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kleinstück 040


Sheet: 40.4 x 34.2 cm (15 7/8 x 13 7/16 in.) Image: 19.9 x 19.9 cm (7 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Color woodcut with hand coloring

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Entry for December in “An Almanac of Twelve Sports By William Nicholson with words by Rudyard Kipling”, New York: R. H. Russell, 1898 (MFA Library rare book collection, *934 .735 .67 .1)

Accompanying text:


Over the ice she flies
Perfect and poised and fair –
Stars in my true-love’s eyes
Teach me to do and to dare!

Now will I fly as she flies…
woe for the stars that misled!
Stars that I saw in her eyes
Now do I see in my head!


l.l. (in ink), "W. Nicholson"


PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 6/1/1912 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Bullard