Results 1 15065
22 Previous Next

Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
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.
Date Description Narrative
10/28/1979Examinationexamined for loan
  • 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

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

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


    Thumbnail: "Danger" Thumbnail: "Danger" Thumbnail: "Danger"
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: "Danger"