Italian Sketchbook, Studies from Florence and Rome, begun 1787
- Graphite, pen and black ink and gray wash on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper bound in vellum
- Sheet: 8 5/8 x 6 inches (21.9 x 15.2 cm) and Spine: 9 inches (22.9 cm)
Inscribed on flyleaf in pen and black ink upper center: "John Flaxman Sculptor | began at Florence November the 4th | 1787"; in graphite upper left to lower left: "3 ador Magi | question Drs in Temp | driving mony changers | Peter on the Sea | entering Jerus on ass | last Supper | Pilate <...> washing his hands | Scourging | rising from the d.d | descent of Hy Ghost | Apostles | Eldest Doctrs | St Petrie | Petraj servitore agli | Confarsi Donatore = San Paolo | [...] Confesori | Palazzo Gavotte | Strada fortuna"; in graphite upper right to lower right: "1 Annunciation | 2 Nativity | 5 baptized by John | 6 temptation by ye Devil | 9 transfiguration | 10 raising Lazarus | 13 Apostles sleeping & Ld's Prayer | 14 Betrayal of Judas | 17 bearing the cross | 18 crucifixion | Ghirlandaio | Offerings of wise men | angels sarranading"; inscribed in ink inside back cover: "Trinita del Monte opposite Mr Nulti's a corner house | 10 < ... > | 3-4-11 | 3-7-<7> | 10 | 3-4 | 30 | 3-4 | 33-4 | 3-4 | < .
Lettered on back of front flyleaf within bookplate: "GRIP FAST | Sir John Leslie, Bart. | GLASLOUGH HOUSE."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors-Sketchbooks
- Prints and Drawings
- Associated Places:
- Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- IIIF Manifest:
Eckart Marchand, Flaxman: The Yale Sketchbook, Sketchbook Used by John Flaxman During His Stay in Italy (1787-94) Containing Sketches from Florence and Rome, Dated 4 November 1787 , vol. 72, 2010, pp. 119-85, figs. 1-87, N12 W35 A1 72 + (YCBA)
Nadia Tscherny, George Romney : Flaxman modelling the bust of Hayley, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1985 ?, p. 8, no. 22, V 0101 (YCBA)
Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, pg. 127-129, cat. no. 109, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA)