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Dante Swoons before the Soaring Souls of Paolo and Francesca, Virgil at his Side

A work made of etching and aquatint on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching and aquatint on ivory wove paper.

Date:

c. 1818

Artist:

Henry Fuseli
Swiss, active in England, 1741-1825

About this artwork

In no other of Fuseli’s original prints (that is, prints made by him, in contrast to reproductive engravings made by others after his paintings) did he so closely approach the condition of drawing as here. The etched line and aquatint, a type of etching that uses powdered rosin to create a tonal effect, successfully evoke the penned line and brushed wash of his watercolors.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henry Fuseli

Title

Dante Swoons before the Soaring Souls of Paolo and Francesca, Virgil at his Side

Place

Switzerland (Artist's nationality)

Date

1813–1823

Medium

Etching and aquatint on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Plate: 47 × 30.2 cm (18 9/16 × 11 15/16 in.); Sheet: 50 × 33.2 cm (19 11/16 × 13 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1991.618

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