Henry Fuseli

Self-Portrait and Anatomical Studies. Verso: Two Male Anatomical Studies

1783

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite and ink on paper, Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 250 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08242

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Fuseli was known for his delicate pencil drawings. Most of his drawings are self-portraits and anatomical studies. He believed 'You ought to see distinctly the true image of what you are trying to draw'. This is a working drawing, using simple pen line to capture form. On the front and back of the paper are small unfinished chalk and pencil figure sketches.

Gallery label, August 2004

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