388
388
Henry Fuseli, R.A.
A SEATED WOMAN IN AN INTERIOR, A ROBED MALE FIGURE BEYOND 
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
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388
Henry Fuseli, R.A.
A SEATED WOMAN IN AN INTERIOR, A ROBED MALE FIGURE BEYOND 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
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Henry Fuseli, R.A.
ZÜRICH 1741 - 1825 PUTNEY HEATH
A SEATED WOMAN IN AN INTERIOR, A ROBED MALE FIGURE BEYOND 
Pen and brown ink over pencil, heightened with grey, pink and brown washes 
469 by 273 mm
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Catalogue Note

This drawing is reminiscent of those that Fuseli produced while living in Italy between 1770 and 1779. Upon his arrival in Rome he quickly fell under the combined influences of the antique, mannerism and Michelangelo. Here, working with dramatic light, elongated lines and a striking composition, he has created an image of great power, intensity and monumentality.

The drawing's subject has not yet been fully comprehended, although Professor David Weinglass has previously suggested that the pensive female figure may be Bathsheba, while the man behind might represent a messenger in the service of her admirer King David (2 Samuel, 11, 1-27).

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