Artist Robert J. Wickenden, American, 1861-1931
Title
  • L' Approche du Soir
Date ca. 1893
Medium lithograph printed in black ink on china paper
Dimensions Image: 5 1/8 × 8 1/2 inches (13 × 21.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 × 14 inches (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1249
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, on stone, lower left: Robt. J. Wickenden
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, center lower margin: L'Approche du Soir. | The grain that is ready to fall, | The day is ready to die, | The valley that soon must be passed, | And the cross, ever lifted on high. | Let me patiently wait by the Cross, | The end of my journey is near, | Though night with its darkness surround | God is nigh, and no evil I fear. | To my kind friend, James E. Scripps, Esq.- Robt. J. Wickenden, Paris, '97.
Inscribed, center lower edge: No 1249- | Tiré è cent épreuvres, et éxposé au Salon de 1893 - Tableau original éxposé au Salon de 1889.
Inscribed, in another hand: Original ( )
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)