Johann Heinrich Füssli
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Johann Heinrich Füssli was a son of the painter and writer Johann Caspar Füssli (1707-82), whose love for art and literature was passed to the son. Füssli studied first theology and attained good knowledge of the old and new languages, dedicated themselves however at the same time also to the painting. At the age of 20 years he became in Zurich a minister, but a discrepancy with its father drove him 1763 to leave Switzerland and the church. By the translation of some dramas Shakespeares with the English envoy in Berlin become, went he admits on its Veranlassung 1765 to London. There he became acquainted with 1767 Sir Joshua Reynolds , which guessed/advised him to exchange the feather/spring with the brush. 1770 went to Füssli to Rome, where he operated, with Winckelmann and Mengs. There it studied the works me long lot beside the antique ones primarily. When it returned 1779 to London, he was there already beside Reynolds and west a celebrated artist. 1788 it was accepted to the Royal Academy. 1799 appointed the professor and 1804 the director of the Academy, he dedicated himself to the elaboration of different writings to the painting.
Füssli created nine paintings to the Boydell Shakespeare gallery and a cycle the Paradies” lost from 47 pictures to Miltons “. Further works are: The federation of the founders of the Swiss liberty (on the inhabitant of zurich city hall), Theseus, at the entrance of the labyrinth of Ariadne parting taking; Course of the shade in the Elysium, after Lukians description and Ugolino in the hunger tower
- Christoph Becker, Claudia Hattendorff: Johann Heinrich Füssli, the lost Paradies, 2002. ISBN 3-775-70665-8.
- Paul Ganz: The designs Hans Heinrich foot-read (Henry Fuseli), 1947. ISBN B0000BIB03.
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- article Füssli, Johann Heinrich (Henry Fuseli) in the historical encyclopedia of Switzerland
- biography in the ADB
|NAME||Füssli, Johann Heinrich|
|ALTERNATIVE NAME||Fuseli, Henry|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of Swiss-Hungarian painters and journalist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||7. February 1741|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zurich|
|DYING DATE||16. April 1825|