Scope and content
This small collection contains books illustrated by the artist and sculptor John Flaxman (1755-1826). It includes Acts of Mercy, the tragedies of Aeschylus, the works of Hesiod, Homer and Dante, and anatomical studies, as well as two journals containing notes and sketches. These works complements the collection of Flaxman’s plaster models, drawings and prints, which are held at the UCL Art Museum.
The collection was donated to UCL by Flaxman’s sister-in-law, Maria Denman.
The collection is fully catalogued. To browse the records for the printed books, conduct a shelfmark search for FLAXMAN on Explore. To view the records for the two journals, conduct a search for Flaxman on the UCL Archives catalogue.
Image: John Flaxman, The Iliad of Homer: engraved from the compositions of John Flaxman (STRONG ROOM FLAXMAN (1)).