GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
        >FU Henry Fuseli, RA, papers 1799-1849
Reference CodeFU
TitleHenry Fuseli, RA, papers
Extent & Medium1 box
Previous Reference Codes491, FU 1-10
ProvenanceThe papers listed here passed from John Knowles, biographer of Fuseli, to a descendant, E. F. Windeatt, a solicitor of Druid, Ashburton, Devon. [NRA list, 1973.]
AcquisitionThe papers were purchased by the RA "for a nominal sum" in 1971 from T. Griffiths, Warden, Devon Centre, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon. [Annual Report, 1971; note by Philip James, November 1971, at front of box.]
Content DescriptionMiscellaneous correspondence and other papers of Fuseli dating from the last 25 years of his life, and papers of his executor, John Knowles, including items relating to the sale of Fuseli's paintings in 1827, and correspondence with Sir Thomas Lawrence, one of the principal purchasers. It seems clear from Knowles' Life and Writings of Henry Fuseli, 3 vols, 1831, that Knowles was in possession of a large collection of Fuseli papers, of which this is only a small part.
ArrangementThe arrangement preserves that of the 1973 finding aid.
Finding AidsHistorical Manuscripts Commission, National Register of Archives catalogue, June 1973.
BibliographyWeinglass, David H., The Collected English Letters of Henry Fuseli, New York, 1982.
NoteThe box of papers also includes the following items: a note by the Librarian of the RA, Philip James, on acquisition, November 1971; and photostats of two extracts from John Knowles' Life and Writings of Henry Fuseli, 3 vols, 1831: a section including a transcription of the first letter in the fonds (pp. 235-238), and a catalogue of the Milton Gallery, as it was opened on 20 May 1799 (pp. 205-221).