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Illustration 1 to Milton's "Comus": Comus and His Revellers

Date: ca. 1801
8 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. (21.6 x 18.1 cm.)
mount: 21 15/16 x 17 7/8 in. (55.7 x 45.4 cm.)
Medium: pen and watercolor
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Inscription: Signed in lower left or right: WB inv
Object Number: 000.20
Label Text:The virginal Lady (not otherwise named in the poem) sits in peril in a dark wood, lower right. Above her is the evil enchanter Comus with his fellow revellers, their brutish condition symbolized by their animal heads. The Lady's attendent Spirit or guardian angel hovers in the sky upper left.
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