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Proof illustration to Thomas Moore's 'The Irish Melodies'; 'Oh! blame not the bard if he fly to the bowers', a figure reclining on a day bed with left hand holding a rose, draped over a harp with sculpted female figure, pampered by a nymph at left, while the three graces dance behind at right; framed with vine leaves, and blank inscription area below; engraver's proof. c.1845
Engraving and etching
- Production date
- 1845 (circa)
Height: 353 millimetres (plate trimmed at top)
Width: 250 millimetres (plate trimmed at left)
- Curator's comments
- Noted in ink along lower edge of sheet with names of artist and printmaker, "Exceeding scarce" and with intials: "M.T.M." (a similar appears as MIM on 1892,0714.660) 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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