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

Figure Leaning over Stairs

Former Title(s):

Seated Man and Woman Embracing, a Second Man Standing Behind Looking On

Date:
1789
Medium:
Pen, brown ink, black ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 x 7 7/8 inches (30.5 x 20 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "H. Fuseli. 1789"; in pen and black ink, upper center: "Shakspeare Prints"; in graphite, lower center: "Engraved"; inscribed on back in graphite, center: "630"

T.E. Lowinsky collector's mark

Signed and dated in graphite, lower right: "H. Fuseli .1789"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6032
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
dress | genre subject | kissing | leaning | man | moustache | stairs | tights | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9808
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