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Teiresias foretells the Future to Odysseus

FUSELI, Henry (1741 - 1825)

[image: Teiresias foretells the Future to Odysseus]

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 91.0 x 77.8 cm

Acquired: 1973; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 80

The Swiss artist Fuseli studied in Rome before settling in England in 1779, where he became famous for his paintings of literary themes. A friend of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Blake, he was elected Professor of Painting and Keeper of the Royal Academy. Fuseli had been fascinated by Homer's Odyssey since the 1760s. Published as an engraving in 1804, this composition depicts the visit of Odysseus to Teiresias in the Underworld. Between the two is the shadow of Odysseus's mother Anticleia.

Work not on display

3 comments

tats on 28 February 2011, 09:50

it's alright, I already found one. Thank you very much =)

Amgueddfa Cymru on 23 February 2011, 08:56 (Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff)

Dear tats, this artwork is not on public display at the moment. If you would like to make an appointment to see the work in store please contact the art department: art@museumwales.ac.uk
Thank you for your interest in Amgueddfa Cymru

tats on 23 February 2011, 08:54

where is this painting found???????

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