(Italy, England 1745–1810)
29.6 x 17.6cm image
The painting on which this engraving is based was commissioned by Sir Brooke Boothby as a memorial to his daughter, Penelope, who died in 1791 at the age of five. The engraving formed the frontispiece to a collection of verse by Boothby in which there is a description of the composition:
Lo, the mild angel to receive her bends!
From the dark disk of this terraqueous ball,
The spotless shade to her own heaven ascends.
The towering Day-star, smiling points the way
To glorious regions, bright with cloudless ray!
David H Weinglass (Author), Prints and engraved illustrations by and after Henry Fuseli, 1994, (illus.). no.139
Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009.