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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1844 - 1844|
|Artist:||Ford Madox Brown - View biography for Ford Madox Brown|
Mary Bennett considers this sketch to be related to the figure of Wisdom from the cartoon The Spirit of Justice (Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite, p. 67). The date would certainly be appropriate but no figure in that design resembles this man reclining on steps. The medium and subject matter of a naked, captive man show Brown's interest in the Romatic depiction of prisoners which was popularised in England by Fuseli and his circle, and later in France by Delaxcroix.
|Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Brown pen and ink over pencil on paper.|
|Place of Origin:||Paris, France|