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Flaxman, John, 1755–1826
Compositions from the Tragedies of Aeschylus / designed by John Flaxman ; engraved by Thomas Piroli, and Frank Howard.
London : Publish'd April 15th, 1831, by Miss Flaxman and Miss Maria Denman, 74 Upper Norton Street, Fitzroy Square, [1831]
Physical Description:
36 : all illustrations (etchings) ; 28 x 44 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A N 26
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Etched throughout, including title leaf.
Plate 2 has added title, with variant statement of responsibility: "Designed by Iohn Flaxman. Engraved by Thomas Piroli."
"The publication is simply a reprint of the English 1795 plates, with the inscriptions altered and five new plates added."--Bentley.
Plates nos. 1-3, 5-9, 11, 13-22 and 24-26 are unsigned (engraved by Piroli?), nos. 4, 10, 12 and 23 are signed "F. Howard sculpt." Most of the plates have a verse at the bottom of the engraving. Nos. 3-36 have the publishing legend: London, Published April 15th, 1831, by M. Flaxman and M. Denman, 74 Upper Norton St., Fitzroy Square.
Bentley, G.E. Early engravings of Flaxman's classical designs, page 45, no. 7
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gold- and blind-stamped green morocco.
Subject Terms:
Aeschylus -- Illustrations.
Mythology, Greek -- Art.
Etchings -- 1831.
Aeschylus. Works. Selections. English. 1831.
Piroli, Tommaso, approximately 1752-1824, engraver.
Howard, Frank, 1805-1866, engraver.
Flaxman, Maria, 1768-1833, publisher.
Denman, Maria, 1776-1861, publisher.

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