- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
John Flaxman, British (York, England 1755 - 1826 London, England)
- The Ghost of Clytemnestra, from Aeschylus's "The Furies" ("Eumenides")
- Work Type
- c. 1792
- Physical Descriptions
- Black ink and graphite on cream laid paper
- 22 x 34 cm (8 11/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
- Grenville L. Winthrop; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
G. E. Bentley, Jr., The Early Engravings of Flaxman's Classical Designs: A Bibliographical Study, New York Public Library (New York, NY, 1964), p. 46
Dorothy W. Gillerman, Gridley McKim-Smith, and Joan R. Mertens, Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), cat. no. 95b, repr.
David Irwin, John Flaxman, 1755-1826, Rizzoli (New York, 1979), pg. 88, pl. 112
Sarah Symmons, Flaxman and Europe: The Outline Illustrations and their Influence, Garland (New York, NY and London, England, 1984), fig. 11=Nottingham Castle Museum version of Ghost of Clytemnestra
Joselita Raspi Serra, ed., Paestum and the Doric revival, 1750-1830: essential outlines of an approach, exh. cat., Centro Di (Florence, Italy, 1986), p. 60; repr. fig. 58
Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, 2003), cat. no. 173, repr. (color)
Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 173, repr.
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 79, 281, repr. p. 76 as fig. 1
- Exhibition History
Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969
The Age of Romanticism, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/15/1986 - 05/18/1986
Portrait, Prospect and Poetry: British Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/11/1993 - 11/07/1993
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004
Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017
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