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[Untitled] (Poem and Decorative Wreath)

Catharine Emma Manley

American Art

MEDIUM Watercolor over graphite with text in ink on paper
DATES n.d.
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 21 5/16 x 16 1/4 in. (54.1 x 41.3 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE (see description)
INSCRIPTIONS Inscription on cover of folder, in ink: "In this sheet is a flower piece, painted, and verses composed / when my mother was ['a' struck through] very young, certainly not over twelve years of age. / Emma C. Embury."
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Drawing housed in old folder of folded paper with inscription by artist's daughter on cover. Poem inscribed within wreath of flowers reads: "These flowers shall ever live and ever bloom, / E'en in December beauteous as in May, / Thus man, soon leaving the dark, silent tomb, / Shall live forever in eternal day / [verse continues below central image of fruit] Then tho' the rolling years may swiftly fly, / they will but bring us nearer to our home; / Each year tho' it may destroy some tender tie, / Will fit us better for the joy to come. / Miss Ann Manley / from / Catharine Emma Manley"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Catharine Emma Manley. [Untitled] (Poem and Decorative Wreath), n.d. Watercolor over graphite with text in ink on paper, Sheet: 21 5/16 x 16 1/4 in. (54.1 x 41.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1042.133 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1042.133_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, X1042.133_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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