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

The Mandrake: A Charm

Former Title(s):

Scene of Witches, from "The Masque of Queens" by Ben Jonson

A Scene of Witches from Ben Jonson's 'Masque of Queens' , c.1785

Scene from Jonson's The Witches

exhibited RA 1785
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 25 x 29 1/2 inches (63.5 x 74.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bird | circle (plane figure) | gray (color) | hat | leaning | play | religious and mythological subject | stage | wings | witches | woman
Not on view

David Brown, Fuseli's Drawings for Ben Johnson's 'Masque of Queens,' and a Figure Study, Rediscovered in the Ashmolean Museum, Burlington Magazine, vol. 121, February 1979, pp. 111-113, N1 B87 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Martin Butler, Ben Johnson in the Romantic Age, Studies in Romanticism, vol. 46, Spring 2007, p. 149, Available onine: Art Full Text databas and JSTOR

Martin Butler, William Blake, 1757-1827, Tate Publishing, London, 1990, p. 100, NJ18 B57 B875 1990 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 94-95, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Exhibition Catalogue. 1785. 17th., Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, vol. 1: 2 (numbers 14-28), Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1785, p. 5, N5054 A53 v (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, P. 19, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Francisco Goya, Goya & Italy, Turner/Fundacion Goya en Aragon, Madrid, 2008, v.1, p. 214;v.2., no. 293, 293, NJ18 G69 A12 2008B OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts, A complete dictionary of contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904 , , Henry Graves & Co., London, 1905 - 1906, p. 184 (v. 3), N5054 G73 (YCBA)

Martin Myrone, Gothic nightmares, Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic imagination , Tate Publishing, London New York, 2006, pp. 132-133, no. 82, ND467.5 G68 M97 2006 + (YCBA)

Martin Myrone, Henry Fuseli, Tate Publishing, London, 2001, p. 47, fig. 40, NJ18 F98 M97 2001 (YCBA)

Gert Schiff, Johann Heinrich Fussli, 1741-1825, vol. 2, Prestel, Munich, 1973, p. 561, no. 1752, NJ18 F98 S35 2 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Gert Schiff, L'Opera Completa di Fussli, Rizzoli, Milan, 1977, p. 93, no. 83, fig. 83, NJ18 F98 A12 S34 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Tate Britain, Tate Britain, Exhibition: Gothic Nightmares, Fuseli, Blake, and the Romantic Imagination , London, 2006, Room 5, Available onilne: Tate Britain website http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/gothic-nightmares-fuseli-blake-and-romantic-imagination

Peter A. Tomory, LIfe and Art of Henry Fuseli, Thames & Hudson, New York, 1972, p. 123, NJ18 F98 T65 1972 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

William Thomas Whitley, Artists and their friends in England, 1700-1799, Medici Society, London & Boston, 1928, pp. 37, 377 (v.2), no. 96, N6766 W45 (YCBA)

Jonathan Wordsworth, British romantic art, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1990, p. 20, NX543 B74 1990 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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