[Untitled] (Poem and Decorative Wreath)
Catharine Emma Manley
Watercolor over graphite with text in ink on paper
Sheet: 21 5/16 x 16 1/4 in. (54.1 x 41.3 cm) (show scale)
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."
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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
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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"
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