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Print - The Nightmare
  • The Nightmare
    Fuseli, Henry, born 1741 - died 1825
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The Nightmare

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1827 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fuseli, Henry, born 1741 - died 1825 (artist)
    Raddon, William (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case J, shelf 3D, box iiv

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.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1827 (printed)


Fuseli, Henry, born 1741 - died 1825 (artist)
Raddon, William (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper


Height: 18.3 cm image, Width: 23.1 cm image, Height: 24.2 cm plate mark, Width: 29.7 cm plate mark, Height: 24.9 cm sheet, Width: 30.3 cm sheet

Object history note

One of 106 engravings after Fuseli (E.1186 to 1215-1886) previously bound in a folio.

Descriptive line

Print by William Raddon after Henry Fuseli, proof of 'The Nightmare,' engraving, London, 1827

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Martin Myrone Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination London: Tate, 2006. 224p. ISBN 1854375822.


Paper; Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Horses (animals); Woman; Owl; Demon; Beds (furniture)



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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