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Head of Mrs Fuseli: 2061

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Head of Mrs Fuseli
Study of Mrs Fuseli's head


Fuseli, Johann Heinrich (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 182 mm
Width: 179 mm

Relative size of this object

17.9 m18.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Circa 1795 - 1796


A similar drawing of Mrs Fuseli, three-quarter length, is in the Kunsthaus, Zürich (Inv. 1938/629).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Iron gall ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Recto: pen, iron gall ink and watercolour verso: pen iron gall ink, grey wash and watercolour with white highlights on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Latham 4 / Old Compton St
  • Location: Upper right

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2061
Primary reference Number: 10677
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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