Description Educated as a lawyer at Brown and Harvard Universities, Hoppin practiced his profession in his native Providence, Rhode Island, before becoming an illustrator. He generally specialized in humorous subjects, although he also illustrated travel books. This drawing may have been inspired by George Pope Morris's popular poem of the same title. The last verse of which reads: "My lady waits! – No fairer flower / E'er deck'd the floral grove, / Than she, the pride of hall and bower, / The lady of my love! / The eastern hills are flecked with light, / The land-breeze curls the sea! / By love and truth sustained, for flight, / My lady waits for me. / My lady waits – for me she waits, / While morning opes her golden gates."
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hoppin 1859
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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