Art by Henry Fuseli
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Henry Fuseli (in German, Johann Heinrich Füssli; February 7, 1741 – April 16, 1825) was a British painter, draughtsman, and writer on art, of German-Swiss origin.
He was born in Zürich, Switzerland, the second of eighteen children. His father was Johann Caspar Füssli, a painter of portraits and landscapes, and author of Lives of the Helvetic Painters. 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.