The Ballad of Oriana
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.)
Medium or Technique
Wood engraving; India proof, touched with pencil
Not On View
“The false, false arrow went aside, / Oriana: / The damned arrow glanced aside, / And pierced thy heart, my love, my bride, / Oriana!”
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"
Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund