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

Drawing for the Frontispiece of Erasmus Darwin's "The Botanic Garden"

Additional Title(s):

Flora Attired by the Elements

Date:
1791
Medium:
Graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches (22.2 x 16.2 cm) and Frame: 18 × 15 1/8 × 1 3/4 inches (45.7 × 38.4 × 4.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite: "Fuseli evidently drew this and A. Smith engraved it | The engraving being published June 1st 1791 by J. Johnson. | St. Pauls Churchyard."

Watermark: Britannia

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Lowell Libson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2007.2
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | butterfly | earth | fire | flowers (plants) | garden | mirror | oval | portrait | religious and mythological subject | rings | urn | water | wind | women
Associated People:
Flora
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:57087
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