W. J. Ferguson

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W. J. Ferguson
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Constant Washing Will Wear Away a Stone
1855
Pen and brown ink and wash over graphite, on paper.
5 x 7 inches (126 x 178 mm); mounted on sheet: 13 15/16 x 10 3/16 inches (354 x 259 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2105:11
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Dated "1855", with the artist's monogram at lower left.

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title and attribution from accompanying cover sheet.
Forms part of the portfolio of 11 drawings entitled, "Proverbs and Sayings Illustrated by Members of the Crayon Club", dated 1855 (see 1986.2105).

Summary: 

Drawing shows a tree-line stream full of large rocks and rounded boulders.

Associated names: 

Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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