Prince Arthur’s Vision. After Henry Fuseli, Peltro Williams Tomkins, Brit.
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Prince Arthur’s Vision

1788. Stipple engraving, artist and title in plate below image, 48.9 x 35.9cm. Trimmed platemarks, slight stains and paper loss to upper and lower centre, and minor tears to right edge of image, discolouration and slight cockling below image.

Text reads “H. Fuseli pinx. P.W. Tomkins Sculpt., late pupil of F. Bartolozzi. / No. 1 of the British poets. Vide Spencers [sic] Fairy Queen.”

Image depicts “Prince Arthur, from Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen. The sleeping prince is visited by a vision of Gloriana, a poetic evocation of Elizabeth I, whom the artist imagines dressed in fashionable late-18th century garb and attended by spirits.” Ref: The Met, NY; AGNSW.

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Item #CL184-14

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  Other currencies

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