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Profile of an old man beneath a text passage by Matthew Arnold

Inscription

Recto: in graphite, center: Philistine must have originally/ meant, in the mind of those who/ invented the nickname, a strong/ dogged, unenlightened opponent/ of the chosen people, of the chil-/ dren of the light.--"/ p. 168. Vol. I-/ Henrich Heine/ by/ Matthew Arnold-

Provenance

By 1949, C. Richard Whittmore, House of Whittemore, Westboro, MA; 1950, sold by Whittmore to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893–d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession date: November 4, 2009)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

1860–1903

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.5 x 14 cm (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4723

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

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