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The Sorceress and the Auk

Inscription

In pencil at bottom of sheet "A sorceress out for a walk/ Fell in with an elderly awk -/ Now I see; cried the queen/ What the people all mean/ by the ‘awkward' they use in their talk." "Drawing and first lines by O. Herford / verse finished by M. Howells"

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mildred Howells

1883–1935

Accession Number

50.3829

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

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