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

Author:
Hesiod (Greek, active ca. 700 BCE)
Artist:
After John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Engraver:
Tommaso Piroli (Italian, Rome 1752–1824 Rome)
Published in:
Paris
Date:
1818 (?)
Medium:
Illustrations: line engraving
Dimensions:
12 15/16 x 18 3/8 x 11/16 in. (32.9 x 46.6 x 1.7 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.595.54
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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