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Monday 23 January 2023

Angelo Zoffanato’s stipple engraving, “The Nightmare”, 1795, after Henry Fuseli

Angelo Zoffanato (1735–1835)

“The Nightmare”, 1795, published by Antonio Suntach (1744–1828) after Henry Fuseli’s (aka Johann Heinrich Fuseli; Johann Heinrich Füssli) (1741–1825) painting, “The Nightmare”, in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, (Michigan); see, or after a lost version of Fuseli’s painting. Note that the British Museum holds a black and white preparatory chalk drawing on brown paper by Fuseli (see

Stipple engraving printed in brown ink on laid paper trimmed around the outer image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (support sheet) 34.4 x 42.1 cm; (sheet) 19.8 x 23.6 cm; (image borderline) 19.3 x 23 cm.

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with a replenished printer’s crease at the right of centre. The sheet has been laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing larger margins. Beyond the restored printer’s crease, the sheet is in an excellent condition with no other significant issues.

I am selling this famous image of a nightmare featuring a demonic creature pensively seated on a wantonly sprawled woman—I understand that the ape-like creature is an incubus credited by myth with having sexual intercourse with sleeping women—while the head of a wild horse with demon eyes emerges between parted curtains, for AU$442 (currently US$300.42/EUR282.98/GBP248.62 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this superb stipple engraving of Fuseli’s famous painting, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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