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Flaxman and his circle

Flaxman and his circle
Flaxman Gallery Subscriptions List, 5th December 1848. Damage to Wilkins’ dome caused by the air raids of April 1941. Damage to Wilkins’ dome caused by the air raids of April 1941. Damage to Wilkins’ dome caused by the air raids of April 1941. Portrait of Erasmus Darwin. Colour design for the redecoration of the Flaxman Gallery in 1922. The alabaster sarcophagus of Oimenepthah I : King of Egypt. Plate 16. Elevation and Plan of Wilkins’ design. Illustration of Victorian visitors to the Gallery which appeared in <em>The Illustrated London Times</em> 2nd February 1861. Catalogue of the Works of Art in the Flaxman Gallery, 1900. [Talfourd Ely]. Portrait of John Flaxman. View of the Flaxman Gallery in the 1960s. The Flaxman gallery in the early 20th Century. The Flaxman gallery in the early 20th Century. [Not on display] The Flaxman Gallery as it appeared from the 19th to the early 20th century. Invitation to the opening of the Flaxman Gallery on 21 April 1851. Flaxman’s commonplace book. Henry Crabb Robinson. Diary, reminiscences and correspondence. p.394. Henry Crabb Robinson. Diary, reminiscences and correspondence. p.395. Henry Crabb Robinson as sketched by George Scharf. Campi Phlegraei. Plate XI:  View of the Monte S. Angelo and convent of Camaldolesi monks. Campi Phlegraei. Plate XXXVIII: Night view of larva that ran from Mount Vesuvius towards Resina, 11 May 1771. Campi Phlegraei. Plate XXXXI: Excavation of the Temple of Isis in Pompeii. Letter from John Flaxman to unknown recipient, 18 August 1825. Flaxman Gallery Committee of Management Minutes,20 November 1847. Flaxman Gallery Committee of Management Minutes,20 November 1847. Flaxman’s Naples Journal. [Not on display] Flaxman’s Naples Journal. [Not on display] Flaxman’s  Naples Journal. Folio 5. Flaxman’s  Naples Journal. Folio 53. [Not on display] Flaxman’s  Naples Journal. Folio 6. Flaxman’s  Naples Journal. Folio 7. Flaxman’s  Naples Journal. Folio 8. Flaxman’s Naples Journal. Inscription by Henry Vaughan. [Not on display] Flaxman’s Naples Journal. Title page. [Not on display] Photograph of the Portico, 12 May 1937. Photograph of the Portico, 12 May 1937. Photograph of the Portico, 12 May 1937. Title page from An essay on painting. (William Hayley). Introductory letter from An essay on sculpture. (William Hayley). Title page from An essay on sculpture. (William Hayley). [Not on display] Flaxman Gallery Subscription Fund, 1848-57. The Iliad of Homer.Plate 9: The Council of the Gods (Piroli). [Not on display] The Iliad of Homer. Plate 2: Minerva repressing the fury of Achilles (Blake). Flaxman Gallery Subscribers List, 1862. [Not on display] Flaxman Gallery Subscribers List, 1862. [Not on display] Wilkins’ designs for the Portico and Dome [1826]. The central block plan of the College, 1826. [Not on display] Wilkins’ designs showing the interior spaces underneath the Dome

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This exhibition in the Main Library illustrated the world that John Flaxman inhabited in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and the story of the adjacent Flaxman Gallery. Exhibits included documents relating to the making of the Gallery, as well as items that drew on the man himself, his circle of friends and contemporaries.

The exhibition ran until November 2013.