Title devised by cataloger. Inscribed by the artist with the date and his initials in lower left corner. In an unidentified hand on verso: "Drawn by Bertie Greatheed w[hen] twenty years old for E[arl] N[...]". Trimmed on left and lower edges with loss of text on verso. Remnants of old album mounts on verso. Purchased from Maggs, August 2011.
Wash drawing showing "The Little Gray Man" on his gibbet-wheel as a monkey seated on the chest of a corpse with the dying lovers, Leopold and Mary-Ann, below. Written on the verso, in ink, three verses from Matthew Gregory Lewis's "Tales of wonder, The little gray man" published in 1801.
Death. Fear. Horror tales.
Lewis, M. G.--(Matthew Gregory),--1775-1818.--Tales of wonder--Illustrations.
Wash drawings--British--19th century.
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