Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli RA (/ˈfjuːzəli, fjuːˈzɛli/ FEW-zə-lee, few-ZEL-ee;[1][2][3] German: Johann Heinrich Füssli [ˈfyːsli]; 7 February 1741 – 17 April 1825) was a Swiss painter, draughtsman and writer on art who spent much of his life in Britain. Many of his works, such as The Nightmare, deal with supernatural subject matter. He painted works for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, and created his own "Milton Gallery". He held the posts of Professor of Painting and Keeper at the Royal Academy. His style had a considerable influence on many younger British artists, including William Blake.

Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli, 1778. Portrait by James Northcote.
Born
Johann Heinrich Füssli

(1741-02-07)7 February 1741
Died17 April 1825(1825-04-17) (aged 84)
NationalitySwiss
Known forPainting, draughtsmanship
Notable workThe Nightmare
MovementRomanticism
Spouse
Sophia Rawlins
(m. 1788)

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