It dates to around and is displayed at Tate Britain in London. He used them as the basis for paintings throughout his career. He became famous for his treatment of supernatural matters, which gave a special appeal to A Midsummer Night's Dream , along with plays like The Tempest , Hamlet and Macbeth. Fuseli also made a large pendant for Boydell's gallery, Titania's Awakening , which depicts a later moment from the same scene. The painting depicts a moment from the first scene of the fourth act of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania , Queen of the Fairies , is under the influence of a love potion, given to her by her husband Oberon to punish her for her pride.
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Cinderella was now wearing a beautiful gown and sparkling glass slippers. But all of this came with a warning: When the clock struck midnight, the magic spell would wear off! At the ball, Prince Charming couldn't take his eyes off Cinderella. Hermia and Lysander, two Athenian lovers, are forbidden to be together by Egeus, the father of Hermia.
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Many of his works, such as The Nightmare , deal with supernatural subject-matter. His style had a considerable influence on many younger British artists, including William Blake. He intended Henry for the church, and sent him to the Caroline college of Zurich, where he received an excellent classical education. One of his schoolmates there was Johann Kaspar Lavater , with whom he became close friends.
Fuseli was reared in an intellectual and artistic milieu and initially studied theology. He was encouraged to become a painter by Sir Joshua Reynolds , and he left England in to study in Italy, where he stayed until During his stay in Rome he studied the works of Michelangelo and classical art, which became his major stylistic influences.