Unknown artist (German)
'Fantastic Horse and Rider'
Pen and ink and wash
Museum no. CAI 595
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides
This spirited drawing depicts a naked witch mounted on a fiery steed and bearing her boiling cauldron aloft on a forked stick. It reveals the continuing taste for extravagant and macabre subject matter that had fascinated German and Swiss artists since the early 16th century.