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Title

Prospero, Miranda, Caliban and Ariel

1797

Artists

Jean-Pierre Simon

England

pre 1750 – circa 1810

after Henry Fuseli

England

1741 – 16 Apr 1825

  • Details

    Date
    1797
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    stipple engraving
    Dimensions
    49.5 x 63.0 cm platemark; 51.5 x 72.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Don Mitchell Bequest Fund 2009
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    8.2009
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jean-Pierre Simon

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after Henry Fuseli

    Works in the collection

    12

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  • About

    Vol I, plate IV, Boydell Shakespeare

    During 12 years of exile, Prospero accompanied by his daughter Miranda has ruled by magic over an enchanted island inhabited by spirits and the strange, misshapen, Caliban. Prospero is shown castigating Caliban, whose bestial nature is revealed by his pointed ears, claw-like nails and hooked nipples. Many of Fuseli’s canvases have deteriorated badly because of his faulty or experimental techniques. Of this composition, the only surviving fragment is the head of Prospero, now in the City of York Art Gallery.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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