Early Sorrow

Early Sorrow

F. MacDowell RA

c. 1851

Source: 1851 Art-Journal, p. 88

“'Early Sorrow- is typified by a girl lamenting the death of her bird, a dove, which she clasps to her bosom; at her feet lies a small bunch of fruit, apparently dropped from her hand as of no further service to the favourite whose loss she bewails; this incident in the work is sufficient at once to show the skill of the sculptor in seizing a comparatively trivial idea to aid both the poetry and the sentiment of his subject” — Art-Journal

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