Henry Fuseli Self-Portrait and Anatomical Studies. Verso: Two Male Anatomical Studies 1783

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Artist
Henry Fuseli 1741–1825
Title
Self-Portrait and Anatomical Studies. Verso: Two Male Anatomical Studies
Date 1783
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
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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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.

August 2004

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