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John Flaxman
1755–1826

Oceanus and Prometheus bound

Full screen

Medium
Pencil, strengthened with ink
Size
9 × 11 ¼ inches · 229 × 285 mm
Notes
Signed ‘J Flaxman’ (pasted on border, lower right)
Drawn circa 1795
Collections
  • Thomas Hope, acquired from the artist;
  • Lord Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope by descent, 1917;
  • Pelham-Clinton-Hope sale, Humbert & Flint, 1917;
  • Scott & Fowles, New York by 1918;
  • Private collection, USA.
Exhibitions
  • New York, Scott & Fowles, 1918, Exhibition of Original Drawings by John Flaxman RA, 1918, cat. no. 58 (‘Oceanus (Prometheus chained)’. 
Literature
  • Martin Birnbaum (ed.), Catalogue of an Exhibition of Original Drawings by John Flaxman RA, Scott & Fowles, New York, 1918, cat. no. 58 (‘Oceanus (Prometheus chained)’, p. 31.

Private collection, USA