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Proof illustration to Thomas Moore's 'The Irish Melodies'; 'Origin of the harp', a mermaid partly submerged, stretched her arm behind her to rest on a tall thin rock at left, effecting the shape of a harp; an ornate panel with seaweed surrounding a blank inscription area above; engraver's proof. c.1845
Engraving and etching
- Production date
- 1845 (circa)
Height: 357 millimetres (plate, trimmed at top)
Width: 245 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 subject 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.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Irish Melodies
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