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Proof illustration to Thomas Moore's 'The Irish Melodies'; 'Here's to her, who long Hath waked the poet's sigh', a maiden locked behind an ornate door, kneeling and holding a rose in her hand, is presented a ring by Zephyr(?), with butterfly wings and quiver at right, as an old man holds the key and a purse at left; an ornate panel with blank inscription area below; engraver's proof. c.1845
Engraving and etching
- Production date
- 1845 (circa)
Height: 349 millimetres (plate trimmed at top)
Width: 240 millimetres (plate trimmed at right)
- Curator's comments
- Noted in ink along lower edge of sheet with names of artist and printmaker, "exceeding scarce" and with intials: "M.I.M" (a similar inscription appears as MTM on 1892,0714.658) and EP (Engraver's Proof); the accompanying quote in pencil.
Date of publication is given as 1845 in the DNB entry for Maclise.
Six illustrations for the publication are at 1892,0714.656-661.
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Associated Title: The Irish Melodies
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