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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2018
Photograph of a pencil drawing and lettering c.1899-1905
DES MACNAIR, James Herbert; (Scottish; 1868-1955)
photograph adhered to the card
12.7 x 5.8 (photo)
17.7 x 8.8 (incl. card)
inscr. in pencil on verso "With love & best wished from Bertie / & Frances"; s. b.r. (original drawing) "J. HERBERT MCNAIR INV. DEL."; inscr. (original drawing) "THE SUN RETURNS THE LITTLE SUN-BEAMS SAY / A SHORTER JOURNEY NOW WE'LL HAVE EACH / DAY WITH JOY INDEED WE ALL WOULD / SHOUT ALOUD HAD WE NOT GOT ENTANG / -LED IN THIS CLOUD WE'LL COME IN / CROWDS AND WAKE THE SLEEPING EARTH / AND SMILE UPON HER TILL SHE RISE IN / MIRTH"
The inscription to this drawing suggests that it was a greetings card. MacNair often designed his own cards.
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