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THE NIGHTMARE
THE NIGHTMARE

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THE NIGHTMARE

Henry Fuseli(Swiss, 1741-1825)

Date
1781
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
40 x 49 7/8 in. (101.6 x 126.7cm) Frame: 47 5/8 x 58 x 3 1/2 in. (121.0 x 147.3 x 8.9 cm)
Department
European Painting
Classification
Paintings
Credit
Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. Smokler and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman
Accession No.
55.5.A
Provenance
?England, Ashbourne Hall, Derbyshire, Collection Sir Brooke Boothby (1744-1824), presumably sold by the Boothby family between 1839-1847; England, Troweswell, Goudhurst, Collection H. Haskett Smith, by at least 1879; London, auction Viscount Eversley and other collections (Christie's), 9 May 1896, lot 78; ? Stafford, England, Collection Earl of Harrowby; London, Roland, Browse and Delbanco (dealer- by November, 1947); New York, Durlacher Bros. (dealer), from 1950-1955; from whom purchased by the DIA in two payments (Sept. 1954 and Jan. 1955).
Keywords
canvas, oil, paint, allegory
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