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Flaxman, John, 1755–1826

Compositions d'après les tragédies d'Eschile / dessinées par John Flaxman, sculpteur anglais.

A Paris : Chez Nitot Dufresne, graveur, editeur, Rue du Helder, Hotel Mirabeau, No. Onze, [1803]
Physical Description:
31 leaves : illustrations ; 30 x 45 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2018 50
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Etched throughout, including title leaf.
Engraved by "Nitot Dufresne" (i.e. Charles Dufresne).
"The plates in this French Aeschylus are very similar to the English prints [the 1795 edition], but they are clearly from a different set of engravings [i.e. etchings]."--Bentley.
Date of publication from Bentley.
Each plate with caption providing the name of the characters and the subject matter, in French.
Bentley, G.E. Early engravings of Flaxman's classical designs, page 43, no. 5
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. Signed on front paste-down: "M.C. Lloyd. Belonged to John Gibson, sculptor, 5 via della Pontanella, Rome." The autograph is presumably that of Mary Charlotte Lloyd (1819-1896), the Welsh sculptor who studied with John Gibson in Rome. Has bound with it: Flaxman, John. L'oeuvre des jours et la Théogonie d'Hésiode. Paris : Chez Bance ... Delpech ... Bénard ..., 1821.
Subject Terms:
Aeschylus -- Illustrations.
Gibson, John, 1790-1866 -- Provenance.
Lloyd, Mary Charlotte, 1819-1896 -- Autograph.
Mythology, Greek -- Art.
Etchings -- 1803.
Dufresne, Charles, 1759- engraver, publisher.

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