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Creator:
Print made by Henry Fuseli, 1741–1825, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–70; 1779 on)
Published by J Johnson, active 1771–1793
Title:

The Mighty Mother Sails Through the Air

Former Title(s):

Fortune

Additional Title(s):

Folly

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Temple of Folly

Date:
1787
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped to image): 10 5/16 x 7 5/8 inches (26.2 x 19.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black ink, lower right: "Etched by Fueseli_"

Marked in blue ink, on back, center, collector's stamp: Paul Mellon Collection

Lettered, lower left: "Published June 1st 1787 by J. Johnson No 72 St Pauls Church Yard London"; lower right inside image, in Greek: "?a?daµat??" (with reference to Folly as "Great Mother")

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11499
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arrows | balls | chalice | costume | crescent moons | dress | floating | flowers (plants) | horns | magic | mother | mythology | nude | ribbons | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31087
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