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Creator:
Henry Fuseli, 1741–1825, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–70; 1779 on)
Title:
The Peasant's Dream, Paradise Lost, Book 1, 781-8
Date:
1793 to 1800
Medium:
Graphite, black chalk, white chalk and white gouache on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/8 x 20 3/8 inches (31.4 x 51.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on back in pen and brown ink upper center: " - Or Fairy elves, | whose midnight revels by a forest-side | Or fountain Some belated peasant Sees, | Or dreams he sees; while overhead the moon | sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth | wheels her pale course; they on their mirth & dance | Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; | At once with Joy & fear his heart rebounds."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1921
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angels | fairies | flying | literary theme | peasants | shepherds
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9806
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