User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Illustration to "If," poem by Christina Rossetti in "The Argosy," 1866, vol. I, p. 336

Inscription

l.r. in block: "SWAIN SC"; l.l. on sheet in graphite pencil: "F. Sandys"; verso in graphite pencil: "Bought from Mrs. Sandys / "If" Fred. Sandys / March 1884 Art Journal"

Signed

signed

Provenance

Mrs. Frederick Sandys (wife of the artist); from whom purchased by Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943); to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

1866

Dimensions

Block: 16 x 11.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Sheet: 21.4 x 18 cm (8 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.2943

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving; proof

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints