Henry Fuseli

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Henry Fuseli
"He [Chaos] ceas'd; and Satan staid not to reply."
Pen and brown ink and brown, red-brown, and black washes, with red watercolor and white chalk, on paper.
15 3/16 x 19 11/16 inches (387 x 500 mm)
Gift of Miss Louise Crane in memory of her mother, Mrs. W. Murray Crane.

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Milton, "Paradise Lost", II, 1010.
Sketch for painting number 11 of the Milton Gallery, now in the collection of Dr. Conrad Ulrich, Zurich.


Inscribed in pen and black ink at lower left, "William Blake"; at left margin in pen and brown ink, "London 81-82".
Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in shield, surmounted by crown, over a bell, (Strasbourg lily). (close to Heawood 1827). Strasbourg lily, letters "JUBB", bell.
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "LVG". Letter "V" centered on chain line, letter "L" touching chain line at far left.

Mrs. W. Murray Crane; by descent to Louise Crane.
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Crane, Josephine Boardman, 1873-1972, former owner.
Crane, Louise, former owner.
Milton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise lost.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Eighteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975-1977. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978, p. p. 264.
Gert Schiff, Johann Heinrich Füssli 1741-1825: Text und Oeuvre-katalog, Zurich-Munich, 1973, no. 1020.
Wiles, Stephanie. To Observe and Imagine : British Drawings, 1600-1900. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1998, no. 45.

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