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lower center: © HENRY KREIS; across lower half of field: THE FOOLISH VIRGINS. / "NO LIGHT HAD WE, FOR THAT WE DO REPENT, / AND LEARNING THIS THE BRIDEGROOM WILL RELENT. / TO LATE, TOO LATE, YE CANNOT ENTER NOW." / NO LIGHT, SO LATE, AND DARK AND CHILL THE NIGHT. / O LET US IN, THAT WE MAY FIND THE LIGHT. / TOO LATE,TOO LATE,YE CANNOT ENTER NOW." / TENNYSON

Provenance

Gift 1947 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, through subscription to the Society of Medalists (Thirty-Sixth Issue) ; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

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