Artist:Catharine Emma Manley
Medium: Watercolor over graphite with text in ink on paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 21 5/16 x 16 1/4 in. (54.1 x 41.3 cm)
Accession Number: X1042.133
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"