"I become a transparent eyeball"

Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–1892)
Date: c. 1840
Medium: Ink and ink wash on paper laid on card
Dimensions: 7 1/2 H x 9 3/4 W (drawing); 12 H x 15 W (card)
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.
Credit: Gift of Lewis Greenleaf, Jr.
Accession Number: 2006.58.2