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    Sale 5900

    Christie's Interiors

    27 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 296

    English School, after John Flaxman, R.A. (1755-1826)

    The harpies seizing the daughters of Pandarus; The meeting of Ulysses and Penelope; Scylla (illustrated); Thetis and Euryname receive the infant Vulcan; and Venus disguised inviting Helen to the chamber of Paris

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    English School, after John Flaxman, R.A. (1755-1826)
    The harpies seizing the daughters of Pandarus; The meeting of Ulysses and Penelope; Scylla (illustrated); Thetis and Euryname receive the infant Vulcan; and Venus disguised inviting Helen to the chamber of Paris
    pen and brown ink
    6 x 8¾ in. (15.2 x 22.2 cm.) (5)


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    These drawings are copies of the prints produced by John Flaxman to illustrate Homer's two most well known epic poems. The first three depict scenes from the Odyssey and the second two scenes from the Iliad.

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