Tornado, 1795

  • William Blake, English, 1757-1827
  • Henry Fuseli, Swiss, 1741-1825
  • J. Johnson, English

Engraving

  • Framed: Image: 8 3/4 × 6 3/4 inches (22.2 × 17.1 cm) Plate (trimmed left): 10 3/8 × 8 3/8 inches (26.4 × 21.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S144

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Personification
  • Lightning
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Man
  • Engraving (print)
  • Tornado
  • England
  • Dragon

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, below image, lower right: W Blake: SC:

Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower left: H. Fuseli RA: inv: Inscribed, in plate, below image, center: Tornado Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower center: London, Published Aug.t 1.st 1795, by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard.

Provenance

Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

William Blake; after Henry Fuseli, Tornado, 1795, engraving. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S144.