John Sliegh

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John Sliegh
active 1841-1879
Marry Come Up
1855
Watercolor over graphite, on paper.
7 x 5 inches (178 x 127 mm); mounted on sheet: 13 15/16 x 10 3/16 inches (354 x 259 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2105:3
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Signed with the artist's monogram and dated "1855" at lower right.

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 jester dragged along by two bearded men accompanied by a dog.

Associated names: 

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

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