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No.9. (cont.) Sleeping, from 'A Day in a Child's Life'

Greenaway, Kate, 1881, Publisher's print
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No.9. (cont.) Sleeping, from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
No.9. (cont.) Sleeping, from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
No.9. (cont.) Sleeping, from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
No.9. (cont.) Sleeping, from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
Library Item
40030
No.9. (cont.) Sleeping, an illustrated page from 'A Day in a Child's Life'
The rest of the ninth piece, Sleeping, continues at the top of the page - the piano accompaniment plus melody line. The words are as follows:
'[1.] Ever wakeful, ever near.
Lullaby, lullaby!

[2.] Then softly sleep, my heart's delight.
Lullaby, lullaby!

[3.] And give thee, smiling, today and to me.
Lullaby, lullaby!'

Beneath the music are two pictures separated by a rod entwined with leaves.
In the first a little girl sleeps on a pink stripy cushion in a high-backed wicker chair. She wears early 19th century dress, a long loose-fitting white dress with a blue sash and a mob-like cap - and on either side of her are two standard rose bushes shaped into balls.

The second picture is set within an oval shape. A little boy in a skeleton suit and a large green hat sits on a gassy mound, a landscape and setting sun behind him, as he rubs his eyes.

1881
24.8 x 21.0 cm
Publisher's print
Art and Design Library