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A scene from 'The Iliad': 3594

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Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

A scene from 'The Iliad'

Maker(s)

Flaxman, John (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Possibly Flaxman sale, Christie's, 26 February 1883, part of lot 7 ("Before the Judges', i.e. a composition of 17 figures; a marriage procession; and a subject from the Iliad £3")

Measurements and weight

Height: 237 mm
Width: 381 mm

Relative size of this object

38.1 m23.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910) by Newton Robinson, C. E.

Note

Possibly a design for the 'Shield of Achilles'

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 5
  • Location: Top left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 15 [?I]
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3594
Primary reference Number: 10618
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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