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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), Painter

Artist, author and Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy 1799-1825.

'I fancied Fuseli himself to be a giant. I heard his footsteps and saw a little bony hand slide round the edge of the door, followed by a little white-headed lion-faced man in an old flannel dressing-gown tied round his waist with a piece of rope and upon his head the bottom of Mrs Fuseli's work-basket' (B. R. Haydon, Autobiography, I, p 22).

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Fletcher 1901
Ernest Fletcher, Conversations with James Northcote RA, 1901.

Ganz 1926
P. Ganz, Pages d'Art, Geneva, 1926.

Gwynn 1898
Stephen Gwynn, Memorials of an Eighteenth Century Painter, 1898.

Letters in NPG archive from Col. J. S. North and Julia Moore, May-June 1885.

NACF Annual Report 1967, p 32, no.2290.

Schiff 1973
Gert Schiff, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Zurich, 1973 (NPG 744 reproduced plate 347, NPG 4538 no. 1743).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.