Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa While Being Attacked by the Other Gorgons; verso: A Sketch
Henry Fuseli (Swiss, Zürich 1741–1825 London)
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk; framing line in pen and brown ink; verso: red and black chalk (or graphite?)
Sheet: 8 15/16 × 7 5/16 in. (22.7 × 18.5 cm)
Purchase, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, 2013
Not on view
Inscription: At lower center, inscribed "Z" in graphite; at lower right, inscribed "Q[ueens] Elm 15., 18. oder 19. Jun. 16" in pen and brown ink over graphite (?), by the artist, the first words changed in "W. Blake" in pen and brown ink, by a later hand. Verso: at top, inscribed "Quo die Olympiae vestimentis, de salicem [?] aqua [...] Traxini [?] / adhaeserat." in pen and brown ink, by the artist; at upper right, inscribed "Nuple" (?) in graphite, by the artist
Marking: At lower right, the collector's mark of V. Winthrop Newman (Lugt 2540)
Victor Winthrop Newman (American, 1860–1934 (or before) New York); his sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, February 2–3, 1920, lot 27 (as by William Blake); sale, Auktionshaus Stuker, Bern, May 9, 2012, lot 1142; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
Drawings by American, British, Dutchh, Flemish, French, German and Spanish masters. The Collection of V. Winthrop Newman. Part one [Sale New York, The Anderson Galleries, 2-3 February, 1920]. Anderson Galleries, New York, New York, 1920, (as by William Blake), cat. no. 27, ill.
Gert Schiff Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1741-1825. Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Oeuvrekataloge Schweizer Künstler, 2 vols., Zurich and Munich, 1973, vol. I, cat. no. 1531, p. 608, also see pp. 377, 653, under no. 70; vol. II, fig. no. 1531, p. 508, ill.
Frühlings-Auktion. Sale cat. Auktionshaus Stuker, Bern, Bern, May 9, 2012, cat. no. 1142, ill.