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Charles Payne Crawfurd, Gray's Inn, to Henry Fuseli

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 5 of 11 in this group

Reference code

FU/2/5

Title

Charles Payne Crawfurd, Gray's Inn, to Henry Fuseli

Date

01 Nov 1813

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece, 1p.

Historical Background

Weinglass says that the painting survives in a cut-down version, although Fuseli's correspondent may have been referring to an engraving by Moses Haughton.

Content Description

Observing that Fuseli's 'Caliban' was "a well-looking African black", and nowhere near as monstrous as in Shakespeare's description [The Tempest, I, 283-4 and 310].

Bibliography

Weinglass, p396.