[Portrait of Manfred's grandfather utters a sigh and heaves its breast] [art original] / Wright ft.

Creator:
Wright, John Massey, 1777-1866, artist.
Physical Description:
1 drawing : watercolor on wove paper ; image 13.9 x 10.1 cm, on sheet 23.2 x 15 cm
Notes:
Bound in opposite page 23 in an extra-illustrated copy of: Walpole, H. The castle of Otranto. Parma : Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, London, MDCCXCI [1791].
Date of production based on artist's death date.
Former owners include E.V. Utterson, Samuel Addington, and Lord Aldenham. Purchased by W.S. Lewis from Maggs, August 1933.
Page reference written in ink below lower right corner of image: P. 23.
Signed by the artist in lower right corner.
Title devised by curator.
Abstract:
A scene from Horace Walpole's Gothic novel The castle of Otranto, with the characters Manfred and Isabella shown full-length, standing on either side of the painting that is coming to life on the wall behind them. Both characters have startled looks on their faces and are drawing back in fear; the figure of Manfred's grandfather between them is stepping out of the frame, his right arm extended towards Manfred and his head also turned in that direction. Arched windows are seen in the background on the left.
Topics:
Fear.
Topics:
Addington, Samuel--Ownership.
Utterson, Edward Vernon,--1776?-1856--Ownership.
Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797.--Castle of Otranto--Illustrations.
Language:
English
Genre:
Watercolors--British--19th century.
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Source Title:
Castle of Otranto.
Call Number:
24 17 791P Copy 3
Orbis Record:
13697510
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr36695
Citation:
John Massey Wright, Portrait of Manfred's Grandfather Utters a Sigh and Heaves its Breast. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
OID:
16704388
PID:
digcoll:4679363