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The Nightmare

Print
1827 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Image of a woman draped on a bed with an imp-like creature sitting on her stomach; a horse's head appears from the curtain behind the bed.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving on paper
Brief Description
Print by William Raddon after Henry Fuseli, proof of 'The Nightmare,' engraving, London, 1827
Physical Description
Image of a woman draped on a bed with an imp-like creature sitting on her stomach; a horse's head appears from the curtain behind the bed.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 18.3cm
  • Image width: 23.1cm
  • Plate mark height: 24.2cm
  • Plate mark width: 29.7cm
  • Sheet height: 24.9cm
  • Sheet width: 30.3cm
Production typeProof
Object history
One of 106 engravings after Fuseli (E.1186 to 1215-1886) previously bound in a folio.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Martin Myrone Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination London: Tate, 2006. 224p. ISBN 1854375822.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1194-1886

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record createdSeptember 3, 2008
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