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"The Much Lov'd Sea-Boy Sleeps", Folio no.18 in the John Ludlow Morton Album

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Brown ink and wash and graphite on paper, bound into album
8 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.
Signed and inscribed at right middle: "H. Inman 1827"; below at center: "'Far, far from home, on Peru's desert strand, / The much lov'd sea-boy sleeps; fancy still hears / His drowning death-shriek in the sea-bird's scream, / His funeral dirge in ocean's sullen roar!'"
Gallery Label: 
This portrait is attributed to Henry Inman on stylistic grounds; the date is assigned on the basis of the design of the coat and because Inman at the time was executing similar small portraits.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Emily Ellison Post
John Ludlow Morton, New York City; Harriet E. Morton Ellison; Emily Ellison Post, Jackson Heights, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group