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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_NightmareFXD.jpg), 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 https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1885-0314-198).
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.
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