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“I rose up in the silent night; I made my dagger sharp and bright”

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, English, 1833 - 1898

Made in England, Europe

c. 1859-1860

Pen and black ink with scratching out over graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 5 × 5 3/4 inches (12.7 × 14.6 cm)

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund, 1991

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This drawing illustrates a stanza from a short poem of 1833 by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, entitled "The Sisters." The medieval costumes and interior setting reflect the pre-Raphaelite taste for art of that period and enhance the intense emotion of the poet's Gothic tale.