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Flaxman's Anatomical studies for the use of artists

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Flaxman, John 1755-1826  Search this
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564  Search this
Landseer, Henry active 1833  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Robertson, William  Search this
Chantrey, Francis Sir 1781-1841  Search this
Attributed name:
Claussin, Ignace Joseph de 1795-1844  Search this
Clauson, de M. active 1833  Search this
Nattali, Michael Angelo  Search this
Former owner:
Harrison, Brooking A. W (Brooking Alfred Wrankmore) 1860-1930 DSI  Search this
Preston, L. active 1938 DSI  Search this
Great Britain Department of Science and Art DSI  Search this
Physical description:
13, [1] pages, 22 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 51 cm
Nonprojected graphics
In addition to the eighteen plates after Flaxman (plates 3-20) Robertson has included two plates of skeletons and écorchés (plates 1 & 2) and a plate based on a drawing once attributed to Michelangelo, now in the British Museum (plate 21)
The book is dedicated by W. Robertson and M.A. Nattali to Francis Chantrey 'for his valuable advice during the progress of its publication'
Plates 3-20 are all signed bottom left as by Flaxman and bottom right as by H. Landseer; plate 21 bottom left as by Michael Angelo Buonarotti and bottom right as by H. Landseer
With a frontispiece portrait of Flaxman, signed: "Etched by M. de Clauson" (possibly a variant spelling of Claussin, for Ignace Joseph de Claussin?)
AAPGRB copy 39088020232252 is the gift of George Gurney
AAPGRB copy has bookplate: Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education, School of Art [handwritten in ink: Brighton], presented to [handwritten in ink: Brooking A.W. Harrison] for success in the elementary section of the course of instruction in art ... [handwritten in ink: 1880]
AAPGRB copy has autograph of a former owner on front free endpaper in pencil: L. Preston, 1938. There are a few brief handwritten annotations and markings (small sketches) in pencil in the volume
AAPGRB copy has the publisher's gilt- and black-stamped red cloth binding, with blind-embossed back cover
Anatomy, Artistic  Search this
Figure drawing  Search this
Human figure in art  Search this
Call number:
NC765 .F53 1833
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries