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Atossa’s Dream

18th century
195 x 323 mm (7.7 x 12.7 in.)

John Flaxman, British (English), (1755–1826)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Illustration for The Persians by Aeschylus, published by J. Mathews, London; The Persians formed part of the larger work The Tragedies of Aeschylus, illustrated by Flaxman and published by Mathews.
Marks: Inscribed in plate below image, center: “Atossa --- down my son / Fell from the seat---”; numbered [plate] 29, [illustration] 44
Bibliography: David Bindman, et al., John Flaxman: Mythologie und Industrie (Hamburger Kunsthalle, 1979), cat. no. 116; Heim Gallery, John Flaxman (London: Heim Gallery, 1976).
Credit Line: Gift of Juwil C. and Virgil W. Topazio (BA Wesleyan 1943), 1984
Accession Number: 1984.29.56

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