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65 John Flaxman 1755-1826
Account book
Manuscript, 123 p., 1809-1830
The sculptor, illustrator and designer John Flaxman, the leading artist of the Neoclassical style in England, became widely known through his illustrations for Homer and Dante. After 1800 he produced an enormous amount of work, including designs for silversmiths, illustrations, small monuments in relief and very large commissions in the round. In this account book Flaxman records from 1809 until his death in 1826 details on each work and payments received; incomplete payments were registered by his daughter Maria until 1830. Prominent among his patrons during this period were the Duke of Wellington, the proprietors of Covent Garden, and Samuel Rogers. Payments for his work on the statue of Robert Burns, commissioned by public subscription for the University of Edinburgh, are documented in this volume from 1822 to 1830.
Gift of Robert H. Montgomery

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