William Godwin's Diary


Lectures by Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), an acquaintance of Godwin's through the Joseph Johnson circle and professor of painting at the Royal Academy from 1799. Fuseli had given his first Academy lectures in March 1801 and held the post until 1805, when he became keeper of the Academy, with Godwin's friend John Opie succeeding him as professor of painting. Fuseli held the post for a second period between 1810 and his death in 1825 and delivered a total of twelve Academy lectures.