Details: This poster is of The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli. The canvas seems to portray simultaneously a dreaming woman and the content of her nightmare. The incubus and the horse's head refer to contemporary belief and folklore about nightmares. The woman is in a white dress or nightgown and sprawled backwards off the end of her bed.
Henry Fuseli (in German, Johann Heinrich Füssli; February 7, 1741 ¿ April 17, 1825) was a British painter, draughtsman, and writer on art, of German-Swiss origin. As a painter, Fuseli favoured the supernatural. He pitched everything on an ideal scale, believing a certain amount of exaggeration necessary in the higher branches of historical painting. His figures are full of life and earnestness, and seem to have an object in view which they follow with intensity. Fuseli painted more than 200 pictures, but he exhibited only a minority of them. He rarely drew the figure from life, basing his art on study of the antique and Michelangelo. He produced no landscapes and painted only two portraits.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.