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The Cave of Spleen, with Umbriel Receiving from the Goddess the Bag and Vial

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1853,1210.563

  • Title (object)

    • The Cave of Spleen, with Umbriel Receiving from the Goddess the Bag and Vial
  • Description

    Spleen reclining on her bed, turning away while raising her hand towards Umbriel who flys above her, seen from behind, her handmaids surrounding including Pain in a nun's cowl and Megrim holding her head behind the bed, Ill-nature sitting at the foot reading and Affection posing in the foreground with fan and lap-dog; after a lost oil sketch by Fuseli (exhibited at the RA in 1799); illustration to Pope's 'Rape of the Lock'; proof before letters. 1798
    Etching and engraving on chine collé

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1798
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 227 millimetres
    • Width: 152 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed in pencil below image: "Published 1st. November 1798 by F.J.Du Roveray, London"
  • Bibliography

    • Weinglass 1994 153.I bibliographic details
    • Schiff 1973 945 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The Rape of the Lock
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1853

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1853,1210.563

Spleen reclining on her bed, turning away while raising her hand towards Umbriel who flys above her, seen from behind, her handmaids surrounding including Pain in a nun's cowl and Megrim holding her head behind the bed, Ill-nature sitting at the foot reading and Affection posing in the foreground with fan and lap-dog; after a lost oil sketch by Fuseli (exhibited at the RA in 1799); illustration to Pope's 'Rape of the Lock'; proof before letters.  1798  Etching and engraving on chine collé

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Spleen reclining on her bed, turning away while raising her hand towards Umbriel who flys above her, seen from behind, her handmaids surrounding including Pain in a nun's cowl and Megrim holding her head behind the bed, Ill-nature sitting at the foot reading and Affection posing in the foreground with fan and lap-dog; after a lost oil sketch by Fuseli (exhibited at the RA in 1799); illustration to Pope's 'Rape of the Lock'; proof before letters. 1798 Etching and engraving on chine collé

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