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

Author:
Hesiod (Greek, active ca. 700 BCE)
Designer:
John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Engraver:
William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown (London)
Published in:
London
Date:
1817
Medium:
Illustrations: stipple engraving and etching
Dimensions:
11 1/16 x 17 7/16 x 11/16 in. (28.1 x 44.3 x 1.8 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.613.28
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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