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Creator Henry Fuseli, 1741–1825, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–70; 1779 on)
Title Study for 'Finding of the Body of Bassanio'
Alternate Title(s) The Merchant of Venice
Date 1804
Medium Pen and brown ink, graphite and gray wash on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 12 1/8 x 8 inches (30.8 x 20.3 cm) Image: 11 × 7 3/8 inches (27.9 × 18.7 cm)
Inscribed in brown ink, on back, lower right, written sideways, from top to bottom: "Mon cher George | Cela avais la petit present de Votre Tante | vous cher Transmit", collector's stamp of Sir Robert Witt, on back, lower right, Signed in graphite, lower right: "Fuseli"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1977.14.5021
Collection Prints and Drawings
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People Represented or Subject • Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
• Bassiano (character in The Merchant of Venice)
Subject Terms bodies | caves | death | figure study | literary theme | men | nudes | plays by William Shakespeare | stones
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