"The Devill's Webbe"
Plate from an album of prints privately published by members of The Etching Club (London, 1838 or 1839)

John Bell, British, 1811 - 1895

Geography:
Made in London, England, Europe

Date:
c. 1838-39

Medium:
Etching

Dimensions:
Plate: 7 5/16 x 5 15/16 inches (18.5 x 15.1 cm) Sheet: 14 15/16 x 11 inches (37.9 x 28 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1985-52-16896

Credit Line:
The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985

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Label:
The lone sculpture in the Etching Club, London, John Bell favored a simple, classical style for his etching and often added lines from his own poetry onto the plate. This print presents four lines from a longer poem written by Bell describing a spider-like devil who greedily entangles the winged lovers of pleasure, gain, and strife.