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Oedipus at Colonus, Cursing his Son Polynices

Artist:
Henry Fuseli (Swiss, Zürich 1741–1825 London)
Date:
1777
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, traces of black chalk underdrawing
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 3/16 x 13 1/2 in. (25.8 x 34.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Acquisitions Endowment Fund and Jean A. Bonna Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.241
Not on view
Inscription: lower right in brown ink: "Roma dec. 77"; two Greek inscriptions (from Sophocles) in brown ink on two small slips of paper, pasted onto the drawing at lower left
Gottlieb Wüthrich (Swiss, 1879–1946)(likely acquired in London); Private Collection, Switzerland; sale, Auktionshaus Stuker, Bern, 19 November 2011, lot 2159; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paper Chase: Two Decades of Collecting Drawings and Prints," December 9, 2014–March 16, 2015.

Gert Schiff Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1741-1825. Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Oeuvrekataloge Schweizer Künstler, 2 vols., Zurich and Munich, 1973, related drawings: cat. nos. 395-99 (1777-80, Nationalmujseum, Stockholm; British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Öffentlicher Kunstsammlung, Basel): I, p. 442; II, p. 88; and Lost painting 7 (exh. R.A. 1786): I, p. 647, ill.

David H. Weinglass Prints and Engraved Illustrations by and after Henry Fuseli; A Catalogue Raisonné. Aldershot, Hampshire and Brookfield, Vermont, 1994, related prints: cat. nos. 304, pp. 349-50.



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