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Title

The apotheosis of Penelope Boothby


Artists

Michele Benedetti

Italy, England

1745 - 28 Jun 1810

after Henry Fuseli

England

1741 - 16 Apr 1825


About

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!


Details


Date

1796


Media category

Print


Materials used

stipple engraving


Dimensions

29.6 x 17.6 cm image


Credit

Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

280.2009


Artist information

Michele Benedetti

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

after Henry Fuseli

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


David H Weinglass, Prints and engraved illustrations by and after Henry Fuseli, 1994, (illus.). no.139