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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

Geography:
Made in England, Europe

Date:
c. 1859-1860

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

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

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1991-50-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund, 1991

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Label:
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.