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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Henry Fuseli (Biographical details)

Henry Fuseli (painter/draughtsman; author/poet; collector; Swiss; British; Male; 1741 - 1825)

Also known as

Fuseli, Henry; Fuseli, Johann Heinrich; Füssli, Johann Heinrich


13 Berners Street (from c.1803)


Painter, draughtsman, writer and collector of Old Master prints; b. Zurich 1741 or 1743; d. London 1825; trained for the church; acquainted with Lavater; classical education, particularly in literature; translated 'Macbeth' into German; in London 1764, where he translated Winckelmann's 'Reflections on the Painting and Sculpture of the Greeks' 1765; encouraged by Reynolds to paint, but never academically nor technically trained; studied in Rome 1770-78, with brief visits to Venice and Naples; keen interest in literary themes; acquainted with Swedish sculptor Sergel in Rome; changed the spelling of his name to 'Fuseli' at this time; settled in England 1779; exh. SA 1775, 1778, 1783; exh. RA 1774, 1777, 1780-1825 and BI 1806; became ARA 1785 and RA 1790; became Professor of Painting at RA 1799 and Keeper there 1800; contributions to Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and produced Milton Gallery of 49 subjects in 1799; engravings made after his works; acquainted with Blake; his lectures and other writings published by John Knowles 1831.


Gert Schiff, 'JHF', Zurich 1973 2 vols (catalogue of paintings and finished drawings)
D.H.Weinglass, 'Prints and engraved illustrations by and after HF', 1994
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