Hayter, Sir George (1792 - 1871)
'Tisiphone'. Pen and ink. Signed and dated, 1861. 8.5"x7.25" inches. Framed: 14"x12.5" inches.

If it was not dated, it would be easy to mistake this drawing for one made much earlier in the nineteenth century. At the Royal Academy Schools Hayter was taught by Fuseli and was an admirer of Haydon. The effect their intensity of expression had on him had clearly not diminished. Neither had his command of the pen. This is Hayter at his most confident and fluent as he lays down one of the raging 'Furies'.

This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024