COPY BOOK, 1820s
Elizabeth Margaret Chandler’s watercolor accompanies her transcription of a contemporary poem about a ruined English abbey, a typical topic for romantic poetry and art. Many women collected quotations and poetry that they found moving or meaningful. Chandler, an award-winning poet and writer in her own right, wrote mostly about slavery and abolition.
Assembled by Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, Pennsylvania
Watercolor and ink on paper
Gift of Margaret Merritt Broecker, 83.8.2