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A preliminary study for Plate 25 of Flaxman's illustrations to Homer's 'Iliad'; Eurynome and Thetis receiving the infant Hephaestus (Book XVIII, 398), with Oceanus looking on. c. 1792-1793
Pen and grey ink, with grey wash on paper watermarked 'J. Ho[nig & Zoonen]'
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- 1792-1793 (circa)
Height: 161 millimetres
Width: 225 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing, along with 1900,0824.169 and 175, has been executed on paper manufactured by the well-known Dutch company based in Zaandijk, Holland. The company began using this particular watermark from around 1770.
See 1846,0709.7 for another study for this subject complete with a textual reference.
Engraved by Thomas Piroli and published by J Matthews, 441 Strand, January 12th, 1795. The engravings are in the department (reg.no 1973, U.1189[1-40]).
See the curatorial comment for 1888,0503.8 for contextual information regarding Flaxman's illustrations to Homer.
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Associated Title: Iliad
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