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

text on plate:
The Leech and His Patient. / PL. 5. / "Why should not the guilty ones sooner avail / themselves of this unutterable solace?"

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. 5.