Flaxman, John (1755-1826; English), after
Compositions from the Tragedies of Aeschylus (London, 1831; 36 engravings by Thomas Piroli & Frank Howard)
Purchased 1857
State Library of Victoria [AEF 735 F61A]

Flaxman’s drawings after Aeschylus, regarded by August Schlegel as the finest of the artist’s outline illustrations, were first published as engravings in 1795.

This volume, published after Flaxman’s death, is identified on the title page as published by Miss Flaxman and Miss Maria Denman, Fitzroy Square (for further details on them, see linked entry on the artist).

[comparative photo: Flaxman’s original drawing for To Phoebus at his Birth (from Aeschylus’ The Furies) (Yale Center for British Art)]


MPL 1857, iv.6 (& MPL 1861, p.135)

See SLV catalogue for further bibliographic details. For the Schlegel reference, see linked entry on Flaxman

For Frank Howard (c.1805-66), see e.g. https://www.zvab.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=20527187776&tab=1&searchurl=hl%3Don%26sortby%3D20%26kn%3Dcatalogue%2Bof%2Bseals (accessed 23 Feb.2021)