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English: The Artist Moved by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments
|Date||between 1778 and 1779|
|Medium||Red chalk on sepia wash|
|Dimensions||Height: 415 mm (16.34 in). Width: 355 mm (13.98 in).|
|Source/Photographer||Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork|
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|JPEG file comment||FUSELI, John Henry
(b. 1741, Zürich, d. 1825, London)
The Artist Moved by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments 1778-79 Red chalk on sepia wash, 415 x 355 mm Kunsthaus, Zürich
The young Henry Fuseli, in the late 1770s, portrayed himself reduced to despair before the vastness of Rome's remains. Since he had spent eight years studying in the city, his awe was doubtless exaggerated, but it was also a premonition of the powerful emotions that were to be released in his art.
Author: FUSELI, John Henry Title: The Artist Moved by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments Form: graphics Time-line: 1751-1800 School: SwissType: other
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