Drawing, "Two Friezes with Women and Sea Monsters", ca. 1820 Pen and dark brown ink, brush and sepia wash over black chalk on off white laid paper. Museum purchase through gift of various donors. 1901-39-1230.
What is this?
Sea horse with enormously long sea body, conducted by rein of flying putto. Above sea horse's long back, woman lying apparently supporting a dish. Upon one of scrolls of body, sits putto. Below, woman with casket, resting upon sea ox.