Card on Unrequited Love and Loss | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society

Drawing

Card on Unrequited Love and Loss

Card on Unrequited Love and Loss | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society
Pen-and-ink drawing of an eye with a single tear superimposed on a doily heart decorated with stars. Piercing the heart from top to bottom is a sword. Two texts bubbles on either end of the sword include Sid's poem: at the hilt, "There exists no cure for a heart wounded with the sword of separation," and at the blade tip,  "The mind has a thousand eyes, and the heart but one, yet the light of a whole life dies, if its love is done." The sentiment of loss is softened by the floral background.
DESCRIPTION
Pen-and-ink drawing of an eye with a single tear superimposed on a doily heart decorated with stars. Piercing the heart from top to bottom is a sword. Two texts bubbles on either end of the sword include Sid's poem: at the hilt, "There exists no cure for a heart wounded with the sword of separation," and at the blade tip, "The mind has a thousand eyes, and the heart but one, yet the light of a whole life dies, if its love is done." The sentiment of loss is softened by the floral background.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:123434
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Boyum, Sid
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Collection Name:Sid Boyum Collection
Genre:Drawing
Original Format Type:drawings
Original Format Number:PH 6986 Box 5, Folder 4
Original Dimensions:5 x 7.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This was used as a mechanical for printing a greeting card. There is damage to the center of eye; there may have been another element glued to the card, and has been lost.
SUBJECTS
Greeting cards
Love letters
Sentimentalism
Signs and symbols
Drawing
Graphic arts

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