An Allegory on the Plight of the Artist

Mauritius Lowebetween 1772 and 1790

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT, United States

  • Title: An Allegory on the Plight of the Artist
  • Date Created: between 1772 and 1790
  • Location Created: Westminster
  • Physical Dimensions: w34.9 x h23.5 cm
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666429
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, gray wash, brown wash and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
  • Subject: moons, demons, Pyramids, kings, men, women, visions, columns, whips, historical subject, orbs, sculptures, statues, mediums
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: not signed
  • Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink lower left to lower right: "Detraction thro a false medium showing Majesty the picture of Vice, Display'd by | Falshood & Envy, to Conceal the acts of Virtue - "
  • Artist: Mauritius Lowe