About this artwork
In an age before photography, an artist’s fame, influence, and fortune were dependent on engraved reproductions that were distributed and sold on the international market. These reproductive engravings were made by skilled craftspeople, who ideally worked closely with the artist.
A brilliant self-promoter, Fuseli had precise ideas about what he wanted from an engraver. He found his greatest collaborator in Moses Haughton, who lived in Fuseli’s house from 1803–19, producing some of the finest prints after Fuseli’s paintings, including The Nursery of Shakespeare.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Moses Haughton, II
- The Nursery of Shakespeare
- Made 1810
- Stipple engraving, with hand-coloring, on cream wove paper
- 518 × 403 mm (image); 607 × 469 mm (sheet)
- Gift of Chalkley J. Hambleton