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Compositions from the Tragedies of Aeschylus

Author:
Aeschylus (Greek, ca. 525 B.C.–ca. 455 B.C. Gela, Sicily)
Designer:
John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Engraver:
Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
Engraver:
Frank Howard (British, London 1805–1866 Liverpool)
Publisher:
Miss Flaxman & Miss Maria Denman (London)
Published in:
London
Date:
1831
Medium:
Illustrations: line engraving
Dimensions:
11 9/16 x 17 5/16 x 1 3/16 in. (29.4 x 44 x 3cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Harry G. Friedman, 1960
Accession Number:
60.708.52
Not on view
Inscription: Detailed captions of text to which illustrations refer, publishers' names, dates and locales all listed below images. Plate numbers given upper right.
Donor: Harry G. Friedman
Irwin, 1979, pp. 85-91.
Robert Rosenblum The International Style of 1800, A Study in Linear Abstraction [Ph.D. dissertation]. PhD diss., Garland Publishing Co., 1956-1976 pp. 1-,119-.

G. E. Bentley The Early Engravings of Flaxman's Classical Designs, A Bibliographical Study. 1964, pp. 15, 45-46.

Robert Rosenblum Transformations in Late Eighteenth Century Art. Paperback. Princeton, N. J., 1969, pp. 160-9.

David Irwin John Flaxman, 1755-1826: Sculptor, Illustrator Designer. London, 1979, pp. 85-91.

John Flaxman. Exh. cat. edited by David Bindman, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1979, pp. 86-,185.

Sarah Symmons Flaxman and Europe: the outline illustrations and their influence. New York, 1984, pp. 50-, 77-.



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