The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, Engraved From the Compositions of John Flaxman, Sculptor, Rome
After John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
Homer (Greek, active 13th or 8th century BCE)
Illustrations: line engraving
Overall: 10 7/8 x 16 9/16 x 7/8in. (27.6 x 42 x 2.3cm)
plate 12: 7 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. (19.3 x 27.3 cm)
Gift of Harvey Smith, 1977
Not on view
Inscription: "Iliad and Odyssey 1793" in pencil inside front cover. Individual plates are imprinted with book and line references to Alexander Pope's 1763 translation of Homer (lower right) and to the Greek text (upper right).
Donor: Harvey Smith
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