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Title

Ezzelin musing over the body of his wife Meduna, slain by him for her infidelity during his absence in the Crusades

1781

Artists

John Raphael Smith

England

1752 - 1812

after Henry Fuseli

England

1741 - 16 Apr 1825

  • Details

    Date
    1781
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    mezzotint
    Dimensions
    44.0 x 55.4 cm image
    Credit
    Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 2009
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    278.2009
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Raphael Smith

    Works in the collection

    5

    Artist information
    after Henry Fuseli

    Works in the collection

    12

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    Fuseli’s most perverse and spinechilling subjects were often those which he invented himself rather than derived from literary sources. The story of the crusader, Ezzelin Bracciafero, who killed his wife Meduna on his return from the Crusades because of her infidelity, was a figment of the artist’s imagination. Fuseli exhibited the painted version in 1780, a year before it was reproduced in mezzotint by the famous engraver John Raphael Smith.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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