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Amanda Spriggs and the Devil

Inscription

In pencil at bottom of sheet "Down shocking monster,. Down upon your knees / You make my well conducted blood to freeze/ Thus spoke Amanda Spriggs of Boston town -/ Unto the devil who with frightful frown -/ Had come to claim her soul- but chilled with fear/ Flew home instead in search of warmth and cheer-" "Begun by M. Howells, finished by O. Herford"

Provenance

Mildred Howells, Boston, MA; gift to MFA, December 14, 1950.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mildred Howells

1883–1935

Accession Number

50.3827

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

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