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Creator:
Henry Fuseli, 1741–1825, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–70; 1779 on)
Title:

Study for 'Finding of the Body of Bassanio'

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Merchant of Venice

Date:
1804
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, graphite and gray wash on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/8 x 8 inches (30.8 x 20.3 cm) and Image: 11 × 7 3/8 inches (27.9 × 18.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in brown ink, lower right: "Mon cher George | Cela avais la petit present de Votre Tante | vous cher Transmit"

collector's stamp of Sir Robert Witt, on back, lower right

Signed in graphite, lower right: "Fuseli"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5021
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bodies | caves | death | figure study | literary theme | men | nudes | plays by William Shakespeare | stones
Associated People:
Bassiano (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14591
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