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"Danger"


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Description This drawing in ink shows a nude man in Michelangelesque style lying on a jutting ledge of rock, illustrating six lines from the English poet William Collins (1721-1759), written below the drawing, as follows: "Danger, whose form of giant mould / What mortal eye dare, fix'd, behold! / Who stalks his round and hideous Form / Howling admidst the midnight storm; / Or throws him on the ridgy steep / Of some loose hanging rock to Sleep." This work was formerly housed in one of William T. Walters' drawings albums.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/28/1979Examinationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • A Man of Genius: The Art of Washington Allston. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston. 1979-1980.
  • American Drawings from the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signed] Lower left: W. Allston
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
ca. 1815
Medium
ink on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1550
Measurements
H: 9 5/8 x W: 7 11/16 in. (24.4 x 19.5 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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