As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean

Willy Pogány

Watercolor

6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches; with border: 7 1/2 x 5 1/16 inches

c. 1910

From Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

Day after day, day after day,
     We stuck, nor breath nor motion
As idle as a painted ship
     Upon a painted ocean.

Scanned image and text by George P. Landow

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