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Creator:
John Downman, 1750–1824, British
Title:
The Ghost of Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies
Date:
1781
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 20 x 25 1/2 inches (50.8 x 64.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in black paint, lower left: "J[...] Downman | pinxit 1781"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.243
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
ghost | light | literary theme | mask (costume) | religious and mythological subject | serpent | snake | white (color) | women
Associated People:
Furies
Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon and queen of Mycenae (or sometimes Argos) in ancient Greek legend
Furies, Dirae (Erinyes), Eumenides; 'Furie' (Ripa)
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Gothic Nightmares - Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination (Tate Britain, 2006-02-15 - 2006-05-01)

Publications:
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Angus Trumble, The Finger : A Handbook, , Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2010, p. 156, GT498.F46 T78 2010 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:750
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