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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 631

    John Flaxman, R.A. (York 1755-1826 London)

    Medea enamoured of Jason, or Merope expelled from the Society of the Hyades

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    John Flaxman, R.A. (York 1755-1826 London)
    Medea enamoured of Jason, or Merope expelled from the Society of the Hyades
    inscribed and numbered 'medea enamoured of Jason/by the influence of Venus/36 Hyg/Merope expelled from/the Society of the Hyades/207' (upper left)
    pencil, pen and black ink
    11¼ x 15½ in. (28.5 x 39.4 cm.)


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    The sheet was formerly in an album of drawings of classical and allegorical compositions that were executed by Flaxman during his stay in Rome from 1787 to 1794.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Alfred de Pass (L. 2104E) , The Royal Institute of Cornwall, Truro.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 February 1966, lot 14.
    with Alistair Mathews, Bournemouth, where acquired by the present owner, 1967.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is sold unframed.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Jerrold and Jackie Ziff, Illinois