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Illustration to "If," poem by Christina Rossetti in "The Argosy," 1866, vol. I, p. 336

1866
Frederick Sandys (English, 1829–1904), Cut by Joseph Swain (English, 1820–1909)


Dimensions

Block: 16 x 11.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Sheet: 21.4 x 18 cm (8 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.2943

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

l.r. in block: "SWAIN SC"; l.l. on sheet in graphite pencil: "F. Sandys"; verso in graphite pencil: "Bought from Mrs. Sandys / "If" Fred. Sandys / March 1884 Art Journal"

Signed

signed

Provenance

Mrs. Frederick Sandys (wife of the artist); from whom purchased by 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