Parnassus, Tithorea, Greece
11 April 1849
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Illustration to Tennyson's "You Ask Me Why". Inscribed in grey ink, on sheet, lower left: "Ratnapoora Ceylon."; in black ink, lower right: "3"; inscribed with pen in black ink on mount, upper left: "65"; inscribed with pen in black ink, on mount, lower left: "I will see before I die | The Palms and Temples of the South. | ("You ask me why etc, etc)"; with pen in black ink, lower right: " Areka Palms. | Ratnapoora. | Ceylon"; Verso: in graphite, lower centre: "8626A | D&L".
Medium: Pen and black ink, gray ink, and gray wash
Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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