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Mug, "In the Forest..."

Decorative Arts and Design

This mug is unusual for its complex landscape design and the poetry of its inscription: "In the forest must always be a nightingale & in the soul a faith so faithful that it comes back even after it has been slain."

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES 1912
DIMENSIONS Height: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On bottom, handpainted in black "S.E.G./10-12/S.G."
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph F. McCrindle in memory of J. Fuller Feder, by exchange
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mug of thick-walled straight sides that taper towards base with applied handle. Exterior decorated with grainy matte glaze in natural/beige, beige, blue, green, yellow, and black landscape scene. Painted in black to proper right of group of trees, “IN THE FOREST/MUST ALWAYS BE/A NIGHTINGALE/IN THE SOUL/A FAITH SO/FAITHFUL THAT/IT COMES BACK/EVEN AFTER/IT HAS BEEN/SLAIN"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION SG. Mug, "In the Forest...," 1912. Glazed earthenware, Height: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph F. McCrindle in memory of J. Fuller Feder, by exchange, 2007.7.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.7.4_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.7.4_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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