Ezzelin, Count of Ravenna, surnamed Braccioferro or Iron Arm; Musing Over the Body of His Wife Meduna, Slain by Him for Infidelity During His Absence in the Holy Land

John Raphael Smith, English, 1752 - 1812, after Henry Fuseli, Swiss, 1741 - 1825

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March 31, 1781

Mezzotint on laid paper

Plate: 18 1/16 × 21 15/16 in. (45.8 × 55.8 cm)

Sheet: 19 1/2 × 23 9/16 in. (49.6 × 59.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund

PR.2004.33

Publisher

James Birchall, London

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, lower right: Engraved by J. R. Smith; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Painted by H. Fusley.; inscribed, in plate, bottom margin, left to right: Ezzelin, Count of Ravenna, Surnamed Braccioferro or Iron Arm; musing over the Body of Meduna, slain for him for infidelity during his absence in the Holy Land. / London, publish'd May 1781 by Jas. Birchall. N. 473 Strand.

Course History

HUM 1.05/HUM 1.06/HUM 1.07, Dialogues with the Classics, Klaus Mladek, Michelle Clarke, Andrea Tarnowski, Fall 2019

HUM 1.02/HUM 1.03/HUM 1.04, Dialogues with the Classics, Carolyn Dever, Paul Carranza, Antonia Gomez, Fall 2019

HUM 1, Dialogue with the Classics, Andrea Tarnowski, Spring 2019

ENGL 22, Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

ENGL 22, The Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2015

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.3, WGST 42.5, Ethnography of Violence, Chelsey Kivland, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.3, WGST 42.5, Ethnography of Violence, Chelsey Kivland, Winter 2015

WGST 10, Sex, Gender, and Society, Zahra Ayubi, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

ANTH 12.3, WGST 42.5, The Ethnography of Violence, Chelsey Kivland, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Owen Robertson Cheatham and Friends Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19 through March 14, 2010.

Past, Present, and Future: New Acquisitions in British Prints, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 30, 2004.

Constructing Gender: Works from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, 1500 to the Present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 28-April 22, 2012.

Art and/as Violence, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 2006-March 11, 2007.

A Space for Dialogue 87, The Tortured Soul: Exploring the Excesses of Human Emotion, Laura Dorn, Class of 2015, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 11-May 24, 2015.

Publication History

T.Barton Thurber, The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Capital Offset Company Inc., 2010, checklist p. 23.

Provenance

Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2004.

Catalogue Raisonne

Julia Frankau, John Raphael Smith, 1752-1812, A Catalgoue Raisonne, (Amsterdam: Hissink & Co., 1975), #133.; D. H. Weinglass, Prints and Engraved Illustrations By and After Henry Fuseli, (Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, 1994), #65.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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