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The Fiend Conjured by Bolingbroke (from Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part II)

about 1790
George Romney (English, 1734–1802)


Framed: 64.1 × 53.7 × 2.2 cm (25 1/4 × 21 1/8 × 7/8 in.) Sheet: 40 × 29.5 cm (15 3/4 × 11 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and black ink and brush with gray wash on paper

Not On View




l.r. graphite 46, black ink Alfred A. de Pass (L.108a)


Alfred A. de Pass (b. 1861 – d.1953; Lugt 108a), London and Falmouth, England; given by Alfred de Pass to the County Museum and Art Gallery, Truro (Royal Cornwall Museum), England; mid-1960s, probably deaccessioned and sold by the Royal Cornwall Museum. 1967, Spink and Son, London. Mid-1970s, sold by Zeitlin and Ver Brugge, Los Angeles, to Joseph and Deborah Goldyne, Sonoma, CA [see note]; 2018, year-end gift of Joseph and Deborah Goldyne to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

NOTE: Lent to 18th Century Drawings from California Collections (Montgomery Art Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont and the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, 1976), cat. no. 48.

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Gift of Deborah and Joseph Goldyne in memory of Agnes Mongan