Flaxman, John (1755-1826; English) (after)
Compositions from the Odyssey of Homer (London, 1805; with 35 engravings by James Parker & James Neagle)
Purchased 1857
State Library of Victoria [AEF 735 F610]

This collection was first published in 1793, with 28 prints after Flaxman’s drawings for a British collector, Robert Fullerton Udney. The 1805 edition included further plates.

See also Flaxman (after) Compositions from the Iliad of Homer 1805 {1857} SLV [IB] (with further comments and references).

[photo: plate 20, etched by Neagle: Scylla (RA copy (c))]


MPL 1857, iv, p.6 (& MPL 1861, p.134)

See SLV catalogue entry for details (not reproduced). For illustrations of the Royal Academy copy, see https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/book/the-odyssey-of-homer-engraved-from-the-compositions-of-iohn-flaxman-r-a; see also https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/how-to-read-it-flaxmans-iliad-odyssey (article by Annette Wickham, last updated Aug.2020) (sites accessed 3 Dec.2020)

The Royal Academy (as cited above) indicates that Neagle was British, and gives his dates as 1765-1822 (cf. Bénézit vol.10, p.206, listing him as American, c.1760-1822)