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Compositions from the Works, Days and Theogony of Hesiod, designed by John Flaxman, R.A.

Hesiod (Greek, active ca. 700 BCE)
John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown (London)
Published in:
Illustrations: stipple engraving and etching
11 1/16 x 17 7/16 x 11/16 in. (28.1 x 44.3 x 1.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest, 1970
Accession Number:
Not on view
The Theogony, Works & Days & the Days of Hesiod, Engraved from the Compositions of Iohn Flaxman R.A. Sculptor

Inscription: On flyleaf in pencil: "First Edn. 37 plates." On next page: "£1/18-". On following page: "pubd. at £2/12/6." Note inside the flyleaf: "bound by Fraser, Regent St."

Marking: Bookplate from the Weston Library
Vendor: H. D. Lyon
Robert Rosenblum The International Style of 1800, A Study in Linear Abstraction [Ph.D. dissertation]. PhD diss., Garland Publishing Co., 1956-1976 pp. 1-,122.

G. E. Bentley The Early Engravings of Flaxman's Classical Designs, A Bibliographical Study. 1964, pp. 15, 53-56.

Robert Rosenblum Transformations in Late Eighteenth Century Art. Paperback. Princeton, N. J., 1969, p. 169.

David Irwin John Flaxman 1755-1826: Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer. London, 1979, pp. 90-93, 234.

David Irwin John Flaxman, 1755-1826: Sculptor, Illustrator Designer. London, 1979, pp. 90, 234.

John Flaxman. Exh. cat. edited by David Bindman, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1979, pp. 128,185.

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

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