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Füssli at the Musée Jacquemart-André

By Sotheby's
Picture: Musée Jacquemart-André

The Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris will be opening their latest exhibition next week. Füssli, the realm of dreams and the fantastic is a show dedicated to the fantastical and obsessive paintings of the Swiss-born Johann Heinrich Füssli (1741-1825). The show will contain major loans from Museums and galleries across the world, including one of the several versions of his most famous composition The Nightmare. This is the first time the artist has been treated to a monographic exhibition in Paris since 1975.

The exhibition will run from 16 September 2022 until 23 January 2023.

Although many of the artist's iconic paintings are preserved in museums, Füssli (also known as Fuseli in the Anglosphere) was a prolific draughtsman. His drawings and works on paper are highly prized by collectors and many particularly fine examples have been handled by Sotheby's in recent years. The artist's King Amycus of Bebryces, completed in pen and brown ink, soared past its estimate in July 2017. A rare oil on canvas depicting The Meeting of Sir Hüon of Bordeaux and Scherasmin in the Libanon Cave, from Wieland’s Oberon was also offered in the Sotheby's London Old Masters Evening Sale in July 2017.

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