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WASHINGTON ALLSTON Danger (Man on a Precipice).
Pen and brown ink and pencil on paper, 1815. 295x245 mm; 11 5/8x9 5/8 inches. Signed in pencil, lower left recto. Annotated and dated in pen and brown ink, lower sheet edge recto. With an inscription from a poem by the English poet William Collins (1721-1759) in pencil, recto.
A similar drawing by Allston (1779-1843) is in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (37.1550). The Walters drawing is published in Gerdts and Stebbins, Jr., A Man of Genius--The Art of Washington Allston, Boston, 1979, page 231.