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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 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
Accession Number B1981.25.243
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1670903
People Represented or Subject • Furies
• Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon and queen of Mycenae (or sometimes Argos) in ancient Greek legend
• Furies, Dirae (Erinyes), Eumenides; 'Furie' (Ripa)
Subject Terms ghost | light | literary theme | mask (costume) | religious and mythological subject | serpent | snake | white (color) | women
Publications

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

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