Two elderly women in bed, disturbed from sleep by a nightmare vision of "The monster" (R. Williams), 1790. Drawing.

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One of the women sits up in bed and the other jumps out of it, her foot hitting a chamber pot. Right, the vision of the "Monster", a man who attacked young women, is shown as a three-headed man with horns, a snake and a devil on his head, a devil's tail, claws, and two long knives with which he threatens to penetrate the spinsters

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1 drawing : pen and ink and ink wash ; sheet 20.7 x 28.3 cm

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Old maids dreaming of the monster

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  • [1790?]

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Two elderly women in bed, disturbed from sleep by a nightmare vision of "The monster" (R. Williams), 1790. Drawing.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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