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"The Much Lov'd Sea-Boy Sleeps", Folio no.18 in the John Ludlow Morton Album

"The Much Lov'd Sea-Boy Sleeps", Folio no.18 in the John Ludlow Morton Album
Title
"The Much Lov'd Sea-Boy Sleeps", Folio no.18 in the John Ludlow Morton Album
Date 
1827
Medium 
Brown ink and wash and graphite on paper, bound into album
Dimensions 
8 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.
Description 
Genre
Credit Line 
Bequest of Emily Ellison Post
Object Number 
1944.371
Inscriptions 
Signed and inscribed at right middle: "H. Inman 1827"; below at center: "'Far, far from home, on Peru's desert strand, / The much lov'd sea-boy sleeps; fancy still hears / His drowning death-shriek in the sea-bird's scream, / His funeral dirge in ocean's sullen roar!'"
Gallery Label 
This portrait is attributed to Henry Inman on stylistic grounds; the date is assigned on the basis of the design of the coat and because Inman at the time was executing similar small portraits.
Provenance 
John Ludlow Morton, New York City; Harriet E. Morton Ellison; Emily Ellison Post, Jackson Heights, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group