Henry Fuseli

Mrs Fuseli sleeping

Mrs Fuseli sleeping by Henry Fuseli

Artwork Detail

Fuseli’s drawings are filled with images of sleep and its association with the world of dreams, when the imagination is unconstrained. He inscribed (in Greek) on one of his many drawings of his wife Sophia in which she wears a similar large hat, ‘Restlessly I chased the image of my dream through the passing fashions’. On a further work, he inscribed; ‘Mrs Fuseli Seated making a Gesture of Silence’.

Mrs Fuseli sleeping
Henry Fuseli
Production date
circa 1795
pen and brown ink, with grey, blue and pink wash, body colour
227 x 186 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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