School of Art
Drawings and Water Colours / WD91
Scene from Dr. Young's 'Revenge'
Ink and watercolour on cream laid paper, mounted on thick cream paper
147 x 133 mm.
Bequest: George Powell 1882
Inscription reads "Zanga. (in the Revenge) ''Crown me, Shadow me with Laurels, Ye spirits''"
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A man, with outstretched arms, stands with his right foot placed on the back of a body, the latter lying face down on the floor. Dark background. Sketchily drawn in pen and ink with added watercolour. From Scene 2 of The Revenge: A Tragedy (in five Acts), 1721 BY Dr. Edward Young (1683–1765)