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Milton Dictating to his Daughter

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    T,16.9

  • Title (object)

    • Milton Dictating to his Daughter
  • Description

    Milton seated with his arms folded, books on the floor at his feet, and his daughter writing at a pulpit, with a quill, to the left, another woman sitting sewing behind her; after Fuseli (Schiff 922). 1806
    Stipple

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1806
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 598 millimetres
    • Width: 460 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with the title in open letters, and verses from the Odyssey in Greek and English, referring to the blind Demodocus "Dear to the Muse! who gave his days to flow ... skill to raise the lofty lay.", and "Painted by Heny. Fuseli, R.A. Engraved by Moses Haughton & Published by them as the Act directs Dec. 1. 1806, Somerset House Strand London".
  • Curator's comments

    The painting was No. XL in the Milton Gallery (1793-96), but is now lost.

  • Bibliography

    • Weinglass 1994 264 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Printmakers XVIIIc Plan Press)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Odyssey (VIII, 63-4)
  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    T,16.9

Milton seated with his arms folded, books on the floor at his feet, and his daughter writing at a pulpit, with a quill, to the left, another woman sitting sewing behind her; after Fuseli (Schiff 922).  1806  Stipple

Recto

Milton seated with his arms folded, books on the floor at his feet, and his daughter writing at a pulpit, with a quill, to the left, another woman sitting sewing behind her; after Fuseli (Schiff 922). 1806 Stipple

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