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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
JOHN FLAXMAN. Group of 8 items: 7 Autograph Letters Signed * Autograph Manuscript, unsigned. The letters, to various recipients, many concerning artworks. The manuscript, a 36-line fragment of undated notes concerning a lecture entitled "3'd Lecture on Sculpture." Together 11 pages, 4to or 8vo; generally good condition. Vp, 1811-26
29 March 1811, to Charles Taylor: "The pictures offered for Exhibition at the Royal Academy this year must be delivered at Somerset House on the 4th or 5th of April next ensuing . . . ."
28 April 1823, to R.L. Gwatkin: ". . . [T]he intended Monument for the Rev'd Archdeacon Mousley . . . has been so long delayed . . . . by one of those visitations which at some time is experienced in all families. . . ."
21 February 1825, to "My dear Sir": ". . . I saw the Stone Statue . . . its proportions seemed just and there was resemblance to nature throughout highly creditable to the Sculptor . . . ."
The manuscript: ". . . The barbarous state of sculpture in the time of Daedalus, Endaeus, Scyllis, Diponis, the slow progress occasioned by the unsettled state of society--the Argonautic expedition, the Theban & Trojan wars produced no great alteration in the manners or polity of the Greeks . . . ."
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