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Compositions from the Tragedies of Aeschylus

Aeschylus (Greek, ca. 525 B.C.–ca. 455 B.C. Gela, Sicily)
Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Jane Matthews (London)
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Illustrations: line engraving
11 5/16 x 18 1/2 x 3/8 in. (28.8 x 47 x 1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith, 1977
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: "Aeschlylus 1795" on cover in pencil; individual plates are imprinted with references to R. Potter's translation.
Harvey Smith; Donor: Harvey Smith
Irwin, 1979, pp. 85-91, 234.
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. 15,39.

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, 234.

John Flaxman. Exh. cat. edited by David Bindman, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1979, pp. 86-,184.

Sarah Symmons Flaxman and Europe: the outline illustrations and their influence. New York, 1984, p. 78ff.

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