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Drawing from an album of drawings of antiquities, formerly belonging to Edward Dodwell; lekythos decorated with a duel between two warriors, and with a dog chasing a hare on the shoulder of the vase, and a loom-weight
Brush and ink and watercolour over a graphite grid on two sheets of paper stuck down on to a third sheet. Volume tooled in gold on spine "ORIGINAL DRAWINGS OF GREEK ANTIQUITIES. / DODWELL. / DEPT. OF G. & R. ANTIQUITIES."
- Production date
- 1805-1806 (circa)
Height: 235 millimetres (album cover)
Thickness: 41 millimetres (album cover)
Width: 200 millimetres (album cover)
- Curator's comments
- The album (2012,0519.1.1-86) consists of 86 sheets of drawings of antiquities, several of which were found or purchased by Edward Dodwell. It is bound in brown leather and tooled in gold on spine "ORIGINAL DRAWINGS OF GREEK ANTIQUITIES. / DODWELL. / DEPT. OF G. & R. ANTIQUITIES.". Inside is the bookplate of Edward Dodwell, and inscribed in graphite: "80 pp. containing over 200 drawings of Greek antiquities by E. Dodwell & others" and in another hand on the following page: "Orig. Drawings by Dodwell for his work on Greek Vases".
The lekythos appears in an engraving by H. Moses after a drawing by Pomardi in Edward Dodwell, 'A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece, during the years 1801, 1805, and 1806', London 1819, Vol. 1, opposite p. 461, titled 'Vase, Found in the Acropolis of Athens'.
'But the most singular instance of duplicate vases, is one which I saw taken from an hypogaia sepulchre in the Acropolis of Athens. This represents a duel between two warriors, completely armed, guarded with the round Argolic shield, and fighting with the long spear. By the side of each combatant a herald is represented, holding a spear, and clothed in a long loose garment. The top of the vase is ornamented with a dog chasing a hare. A duplicated of this [published by Mr Millingen] was found at Nola...a fifth was purchased by me at Rome; and a sixth [by Colonel Leake] was found near Athens...these are all of the same size and form...there can be no doubt that they were copied from some standard original......'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Officer's Reports 30 March 1962
- Greek and Roman
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