"I become a transparent eyeball"

Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892) Artist
c. 1840 Date:
Ink and ink wash on paper laid on card Medium
7 1/2 H x 9 3/4 W (drawing); 12 H x 15 W (card) Dimensions
Inscribed in ink bottom left: "Standing on the bare ground—my head/bathed by the blithe air, & uplifted into/infinite space—all mean egotism vanishes./I become a transparent Eyeball." Nature. p. 13.; inscribed in ink bottom right: I expand, and live in/the warm day, like corn/and melons./Nature. p. 13.
Inscription
Gift of Lewis Greenleaf, Jr. Credit
2006.58.2 Accession number
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