Drawing by Elizabeth and Robert Browning's son, Pen, of 'PAPA'


This endearing drawing of the poet Robert Browning, riding a horse and carrying a sword, was made by his and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's young son, Pen, aged three. Robert Browning has quoted Pen at the top left of the paper, '“I done this to please Papa”'.

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Drawing by Elizabeth and Robert Browning's son, Pen, of 'PAPA'
23 January 1853
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Pen Browning
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Ashley MS A2545

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