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Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (British, 1871-1945)

Thy body at its rest
How far can that project
Thy soul on its lone way

signed 'E F BRICKDALE' lower right and inscribed 'Thy body at its rest/How far can that project/Thy soul on its lone way' 'Browning/Lent by Messrs. Dowdeswell/160 New Bond Street' on an old label on the reverse--oil on canvas
30 x 19¾in. (76.2 x 50.2cm.)
Exhibited
London, Doweleswell Galleries, June 1905, Such stuff as Dreams are Made of (second series), no. 26

Lot Essay

This picture illustrated the above lines for Robert Browning's poem 'Rabbi Ben Ezra', in the Dramatis Personae series, published in 1864.
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