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Compositions Tirées des Ouvrages, des Jours, et de la Théogonie d'Hésiode, dessinées par Jean Flaxman, R.A.P.S.

Hesiod (Greek, active ca. 700 BCE)
After John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
Published in:
1818 (?)
Illustrations: line engraving
12 15/16 x 18 3/8 x 11/16 in. (32.9 x 46.6 x 1.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith, 1977
Accession Number:
Not on view
Ouvrages et Jours d'Hésiode

Binder's title: Flaxman's Compositions

Inscription: Title page inscribed in ink: "Crawford, Rome, 1844" and in pencil: "Marion Crawford". Flyleaf has a book plate inscribed: "Francis Marion Crawford". In pencil inside cover: "Theogony 16/-" "Flaxman 53".

Marking: Watermarks: Fleur-de-lys (pls. 3,6,19,21,23,24,27,29,32,34); G.A. (pl. 6), G.A.M. (pl. 17)
Donor: Harvey Smith
Irwin, 1979, pp. 90-3, 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-,122.

G. E. Bentley The Early Engravings of Flaxman's Classical Designs, A Bibliographical Study. 1964, pp. 15, 26, 53-6.

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, 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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