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Soldiers Frightened by a Phantom [Disparate de Miedo] (Fearful Folly); from the "Disparates" series, plate 2


William Bell Scott (no stamp)(1811-1890), England ; W.G. Russell Allen (1882-1955), Boston; bequest to MFA April 1974

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

Drawn and etched 1815–17; published 1864

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 249, III, 1; Delteil 0203

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching, burnished aquatint, lavis (?), emery stone, and tonal scratches; posthumous first edition


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