[The stabbing of Matilda] [art original].

Physical Description:
1 drawing : watercolor on laid paper ; sheet 9.9 x 15.6 cm, mounted to 16.5 x 24.1 cm
Notes:
Date of production supplied by curator.
Formerly owned by Sir Gerald Codrington, Bart., with his armorial bookplate in the volume. Purchased by W.S. Lewis from Myers, Aug. 1941.
Mounted opposite page 228 in an extra-illustrated copy of: Walpole, H. The castle of Otranto. Parma : Printed by Bodoni, for J. Edwards, London, MDCCXCI [1791].
Title devised by curator.
Unsigned; artist not identified.
Abstract:
A scene from Horace Walpole's Gothic novel The castle of Otranto, with the characters Matilda and Theodore shown at center talking in a church, one on either side of the statue marking the tomb of Alphonso; Theodore wears full armor and Matilda wears an orange gown. Behind Matilda on the right is Manfred, who interrupts the conversation by reaching over Maltida's shoulder and stabbing her with the dagger held in his left hand. The interior of the church forms the background, with statues in alcoves along the wall on the right and a row of arched windows along the wall on the left.
Topics:
Churches.
Homicides.
Interiors.
Tombs & sepulchral monuments.
Topics:
Codrington, Gerald,--Sir, bart.,--1850-1929--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 7
Orbis Record:
13701167
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr36709
Citation:
The Stabbing of Matilda. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
OID:
16704401
PID:
digcoll:4679387