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Visual display of the Despair, Enthusiasm, Distraction & Persuasion, Persuasion repulsed

  1. Despair
  2. Enthusiasm
  3. Distraction & Persuasion
  4. Persuasion repulsed

Despair, Enthusiasm, Distraction & Persuasion, Persuasion repulsed

  • 1821
London: Sherwood Neely & Jones
  • Several black and white drawings of light-skinned women in Grecian dress as personifications of words. Despair looks upward sorrowfully. Enthusiasm reaches out, eyes focused on her hand. Distraction holds a hand to her head and leans on Persuasion, who whispers in her ear. In "Persuasion repulsed", Distraction pulls away as Persuasion pleads with her.

Publication Details

Date
1821
Publisher
London: Sherwood Neely & Jones
Collection
The Arts Collection
Description of Original
Engravings
Citation
Brewster, Ben, and Lea Jacobs. Fig 3.2 - Fig 3.5. Theatre to Cinema: Stage Pictorialism and the Early Feature Film. 1997. Oxford University Press, 2016.
Citation
Engle, Johann Jakob. Practical illustrations of rhetorical gesture and action. Adapted by Henry Siddons. London, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1822, pp. 347-349.
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