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Creator Henry Fuseli, 1741–1825, Swiss, active in Britain (1766–70; 1779 on)
Title The Mandrake: A Charm
Alternate 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
Date exhibited RA 1785
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions Frame: 30 × 34 1/2 × 2 1/2 inches (76.2 × 87.6 × 6.4 cm) 25 x 29 1/2 inches (63.5 x 74.9 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.291
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms bird | circle (plane figure) | gray (color) | hat | leaning | play | religious and mythological subject | stage | wings | witches | woman

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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)

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

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)

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

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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)

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