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Bust of Homer placed under monumental arch decorated on it pediment with dolphins, small scene representing the judgement of Paris, and the reclining figures of Hera and Aphrodite; in the foreground, Greek and Trojan soldiers standing on each side of Helen, enthroned; after Abraham van Diepenbeeck; illustration for Ogilby's 'Homer his Iliads Translated Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations' (London: Thomas Roycroft, 1660). c.1660
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Height: 387 millimetres
Width: 264 millimetres
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- For another impression of this plate see also 1872,0511.988.
Engraved for Ogilby's 'Homer his Iliads Translated Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations' (London, Roycroft, 1660); the British Museum keeps nine plates engraved by Lombart for this book, but it has not been possible to verify the total amount of plates executed by Lombart, or by any of the other artists (van Caucercken, Hollar, and anonymous) who collaborated to Ogilby's work. The illustrations were engraved after designs by Clein, who only had the time to supply three of them before his death in 1658, and by van Diepenbeeck. They often feature a dedication to the sponsors who funded the execution of the plates.
Lit.: A. Griffiths, 'The Print in Stuart Britain', BM 1998, p.184, and cat. No. 123.
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Associated Title: Homer his Iliads Translated Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations (1660)
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