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Inscription

lower left on plate: F.O.C. Darley fecit.

text on plate:
The Elf-Child and the Minister. / PL. 4. / Pearl, that mild and flighty little elf, stole softly towards him, and, / taking his hand in the grasp of both her own, laid her cheek against it.

Provenance

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1879
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr. Compositions in Outline from Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter. Boston, MA: Houghton, Osgood & Company; Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1879, pl. 4.