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Album of drawings after John Flaxman's illustrations for The divine comedy, as engraved by Étienne Achille Reveil.

not before 1833.
Physical Description:
1 volume (107 drawings) : graphite ; 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process PQ4329 .F53 1833a
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund; Gift of Diane Nixon
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Drawings & Watercolors
Early manuscript note (in graphite) to front pastedown: Monsieur Adam, peintre, no. 27 Metz.
Album containing copies, perhaps direct tracings, from Flaxman's famous Dante sequence, taken from the version engraved by Étienne Achille Reveil for his Parisian edition of the English artist's works (Paris, 1833). First published in 1807, Flaxman's Dante illustrations, with their powerful symbolism and clean neo-classical outlines (redolent of the style of his colleague, William Blake) were popular sources for the student and amateur.
Subject Terms:
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia -- Illustrations.
Drawing -- Study and teaching.
Graphite drawings.
Copies (derivative objects)
Réveil, Etienne Achille, 1800-1851.
Flaxman, John, 1755-1826, illustrator.

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