Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1, 6 (no. 28).
The drawing illustrates the scene at the end of chapter 3 of Adelbert von Chamisso's (1781-1838) celebrated novella
Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte (1813),
translated into English as “The Shadowless Man” (or sometimes “The Man without a
Shadow”). Fanny has just had the horrible discovery that Peter's body casts no shadow.