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Fuseli, Henry (Johann Heinrich Fuessli) [Swiss-English, 1742-1825]


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  Fuseli, Henry (Johann Heinrich Fuessli) [Swiss-English, 1742-1825]

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Title:  Queen Katherine's Dream
Artist:  Fuseli, Henry (Johann Heinrich Fuessli) [Swiss-English, 1742-1825]
Year:  1781
Material:  Oil on canvas
Dimensions:  240 x 180 cm
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Notes:  In a scene from Shakespeare's King Henry VIII (1613), Queen Katherine dreams of eternal happiness while on her deathbed. As the `spirits of peace' depart from her, she raises her arms in joy. Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536) was the wife of Henry VIII from 1501 until their divorce in 1533, causing the break from Rome and allowing Henry to marry Ann Boleyn.

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