Henry Fuseli

Mrs Fuseli seated at a table

Artwork Detail

An amateur artist’s model, Sophia Rawlings married Henry Fuseli in 1788. She was much younger than him and had not had the same intellectual and social opportunities that he had experienced, yet their marriage was long and happy. At one point, he foolishly showed more than a passing interest in their friend Mary Wollstonecraft, the 18th-century proto-feminist, but Sophia soon reined him in.

Mrs Fuseli seated at a table
Henry Fuseli
Production date
circa 1790-circa 1791
pen with grey, brown and pink wash, body colour
227 x 157 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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