Description Dated March 8, 1815, Leslie's holograph written in the form of an IOU gently mocks the high-flown sentiments of this genre and draws on a long history of satirical depictions of impoverished poets. This holograph is likely to have come into the Walters' collection from that of another Baltimore collector, Robert Gilmor. Gilmor published a catalogue of his collection that he described as "for the use of my friends, that they might know what autographs I had, & consequently what I had not, & which when in their honor to supply would be acceptable."
|2/12/1978||Examination||examined for loan|
- Return to Albion: Americans in England, 1760-1940. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington. 1979.
- American Drawings from the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
- Great Illustrations: Drawings and Books from the Walters' Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance Robert Gilmor, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?); Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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