James Smillie
American, 1807-1885
after: Thomas Cole
American, 1801-1848

The Voyage of Life--Childhood, 1855
Steel engraving with hand-coloring
Period: 19th c
Classification: Print
Dimensions: Image: 15 3/8 x 22 13/16 in. (39.05 x 57.94 cm) Sheet: 19 7/16 x 25 5/8 in. (49.37 x 65.09 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Inscribed (in plate, LL): PAINTED BY THOMAS COLE; (LR): ENGRAVED BY JAMES SMILLIE; (LC): THE VOYAGE OF LIFE--CHILDHOOD; (LC): . . . possession of Revd Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York. / "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by James Smillie in the Clerks Office of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York."; (LL): "Who shall preserve thee beautiful child? / Keep thee as thou art now / Bring thee a spirit undefiled / At God's pure throne to bow?; (LR): This world is but a bruised reed / And life grows early dim / Who shall be near thee in thy need ./ To lead thee up to Him? / He who himself was undefiled / With him we trust thee beautiful child." / Printed by H. Peters; (LL): PROOF
Exhibition History v
Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Nature in America: Taming the Landscape," June 29 - August 26, 2012.
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