Henry Fuseli

Mrs Fuseli sleeping

Mrs Fuseli sleeping by Henry Fuseli

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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’.

Title
Mrs Fuseli sleeping
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1795
Medium
pen and brown ink, with grey, blue and pink wash
Dimensions
227 x 186 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/46
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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