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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.703
People
John Flaxman, British (York, England 1755 - 1826 London, England)
Title
The Ghost of Clytemnestra, from Aeschylus's "The Furies" ("Eumenides")
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1792
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and graphite on cream laid paper
Dimensions
22 x 34 cm (8 11/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
Provenance
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
1943
Object Number
1943.703
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 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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