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Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825.
The two murderers of the Duke of Clarence [graphic] / by Henry Fuseli.
from a 4x5 color transparency
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Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825, artist.
The two murderers of the Duke of Clarence [graphic]. by Henry Fuseli.
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1 painting on canvas : oil ; 68.6 x 53.3 cm.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III. Act I. Scene 4 -- Illustrations.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Ludkin, J., Rev., former owner.
Anderson Auction Company, 27 April 1905, lot 13, as the head of Richard III and an attendant, $14.
Conserved 19850000 the canvas was last conserved in 1985, when thick accumulations of dirt, old varnish, and discolored inpainting were removed. Small paint losses in the wall were then newly inpainted
Exhibited: Mead Art Building, Amherst College, "Shakespeare, Hamlet and Macbeth", (no catalogue), as "Two Warriors from Richard III"; Washington, D.C., Federal Reserve Board, "Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century English Painting," as "Dighton and Forrest, the Murderers of the Princes," (no catalogue) 1976-77; Kunsthaus Zürich, "Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801) -- The Face as an Obsession", Feb. 9 through April 22, 2001, no. 526; Kunsthaus Zürich, "Füssli the Wild Swiss," 14 October 2005 through 8 January 2006, no. 192.
Related works: A drawing, preparatory to the painting, is listed in Schiff 1973, no. 814. Now in the collection of the Jan Krugier Gallery, New York and Geneva, it measures 51.5 by 46 centimeters, and the composition cuts off the balustrade at the bottom.
Schiff 1973, vol. 1, p. 491 (no. 728), as Dighton and Forrest: The Murderers of the Princes; Schiff and Weinglass (forthcoming) as The Two Murderers of the Duke of Clarence.
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Title from Pressly.
Provenance: Fuseli sale, Christie's 28 May 1827, lot 6, as "A subject from Richard III. (two heads)," bought by Rev. J. Ludkin, £6.6.0.
Pressly, W.L. Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library, 26
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