Bookstore

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
 
 
 
 

[FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante. Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 [FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante. "THE CARNAL", AN ENGRAVING FROM "COMPOSITIONS BY JOHN FLAXMAN FROM THE DIVINE POEM OF DANTE ALIGHIERI" Purgatory, Canto 25, The Carnal
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. 
11" x 17". Heavy paper. From a portfolio of engravings published in 1807. The engravings were designed by John Flaxman and engraved by Thomas Piroli. This particular engraving is from Canto 25 of Dante's Divine Comedy and is entitled "The Carnal" . It depicts the souls of those who in mortal life were slaves to their carnal appetites. Single sheet. A few areas of foxing. Three small closed tears around the edges and two pinpoint size holes on the left and right edge. Suitable for framing. About very good.

Flaxman's Dante illustrations were commissioned by the art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), and were probably begun in April or May 1792, at the same time as Flaxman's work on drawings for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Flaxman was the leading Neo-classical sculptor in late eighteenth-century Britain and a well known designer for Wedgwood pottery. After working as a designer for Josiah Wedgwood, Flaxman spent seven years studying in Rome. Britain's National Portrait Gallery describes this time as one that "transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design. His outline engravings of 1793-5 illustrating Homer and Dante won him an international reputation unmatched by any contemporary British artist. He was also appointed the Royal Academy's first Professor of Sculpture in 1810. " Though over two hundred years old, Flaxman's stark line drawing has a modern sensibility in its interpretation of Dante's classic poem. 
Price: 100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 [FLAXMAN, JOHN (1755-1826)]. Alighieri, Dante. COMPOSITIONS FROM THE HELL, PURGATORY, AND PARADISE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. FLAXMAN'S DESIGNS FROM DANTE. Engraved by Thomas Piroli from the drawings in the possession of Thomas Hope, Esq. 1793.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orne, 1807. Very Good 
Folio (oblong). 110 leaves of plates; 38 plates to Inferno, 38 to Purgatorio, and 33 to Paradiso. One plate, between Purgatorio and Paradiso is not numbered and entitled, "Faith, Hope, and Charity". In rich, chocolate colored boards with vellum spine. Spine solied. Vellum cracked on back of spine. Boards rubbed, edges have small chips (less than 1/8" each) and corners fraying. Age toning to edges of pages. Foxing throughout, though generally affecting the margins.

This collection of plates illustrated by John Flaxman was commissioned by the art collector Thomas Hope (1769-1831), and were probably begun in April or May 1792, at the same time as Flaxman's work on drawings for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Flaxman was the leading Neo-classical sculptor in late eighteenth-century Britain and a well known designer for Wedgwood pottery. After working as a designer for Josiah Wedgwood, Flaxman spent seven years studying in Rome. Britain's National Portrait Gallery describes this time as one that "transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design. His outline engravings of 1793-5 illustrating Homer and Dante won him an international reputation unmatched by any contemporary British artist. He was also appointed the Royal Academy's first Professor of Sculpture in 1810." Though over two hundred years old, Flaxman's stark line drawings are eerily modern in their interpretation of Dante's classic poem. Uncommon. 
Price: 800.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@BookHuntersHoliday.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie
db error Data too long for column 'request' at row 1