Fuseli’s The Apotheosis of Penelope Boothby
St. George’s friend Sir Brooke Boothby could empathize with his tragedy. In 1791, Boothby’s beloved daughter Penelope died at the age of five. Boothby commissioned Henry Fuseli to create this painting of her “apotheosis,” or ascension into heaven.
The Apotheosis of Penelope Boothby
Painted by Henry Fuseli
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of Wolverhampton Art Gallery