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Elizabeth Siddal (1829-1862)

Pippa Passes, 1854

An illustration to Robert Browning's dramatic poem set in the fourteenth century Asolo, showing Pippa's encounter with the 'loose women' of the streets gossiping about their clients.

Pippa's Song, from Pippa Passes

	 The year's at the spring,
         And day's at the morn;
         Morning's at seven;
         The hill-side's dew-pearled;
         The lark's on the wing;
         The snail's on the thorn;
         God's in his Heaven -
         All's right with the world!

                -- Robert Browning

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England
Pencil; 23.4 x 29.8 cm
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