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FUSELI, Henry (1741--1825)
Milton Gallery. A catalogue of the first series of pictures and sketches, from the poetic works of John Milton. By Henry Fuseli, R.A.
London: sold at the Milton Gallery; also by Mr. Evans, bookseller, [1799].
18 p. ; 24.6 cm. (4º)

Fuseli opened the Milton Gallery in 1799 to display a cycle of paintings devoted to Milton; a second enlarged exhibition followed in 1800. Both were financial failures (ODNB). The present catalogue lists forty works. For an analysis of the inspiration and impact of Fuseli's 'Milton Gallery' see L. Calè, Henry Fuseli's Milton Gallery: turning readers into spectators in late eighteenth-century London, Ph.D. thesis, University of Oxford, 2001.

Copy Notes Bound last in a collection of catalogues.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label. Later numbered '27' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.

Reference Number 5039


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