Henry Fuseli Esqr. R.A. [Extract from Homer in Greek below].
Published as the Act directs by T. Holloway and the other Proprietors Octr. 28th. 1796.
Etching. 273 x 210mm. Trimmed to platemark lower right corner. Some foxing/staining.
Henry Fuseli [1741 - 1825], Swiss painter of heroic, literary and surreal themes who first came to London in 1764. He became professor of Painting (1799-1805) and then Keeper (1804-25) at the Royal Academy, where he taught a whole generation of artists, including Constable, Haydon and Lawrence. His inclination towards the fantastic was given scope in his paintings for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery.
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