Augustus Leopold Egg

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Augustus Leopold Egg
Young Man Confined to a Chair with a Young Woman Standing Before Him
Pen and ink with wash over graphite, touched with white, on paper.
9 13/16 x 13 3/4 inches (249 x 350 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.

In pencil at lower left, "A. Egg ...[?]".

From the library of Gordon N. Ray.

Title devised by cataloger.


Drawing shows a scene in which a young and fashionably attired man in late 17th century(?) dress sits bound to a chair, actively restrained by another young man who kneels behind him pulling a rope. In front of him stands a young woman who gestures towards him with one hand as she holds a handkerchief to her face with the other; an elderly woman sits in a chair behind her, consulting with a clergyman who stands at her side and gestures towards the young woman who stands with her back to them. Other figures in the background include a heavy set man with a cane in each hand, a man holding a scepter topped with a crown, and a seated man at far left who is engaged in writing by a window.

Associated names: 

Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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