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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Hector and Ajax Separated by the Heralds

Drawing
early 1790s (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hector and Ajax, parted by the heralds; Drawn with pen and ink, in outline.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
drawn with pen and ink, in outline
Brief Description
John Flaxman (1755-1826); 'Hector and Ajax parted by the heralds', preparatory study for an illustration to Homer's Iliad; outline drawing in pen and ink; English School; early 1790s
Physical Description
Hector and Ajax, parted by the heralds; Drawn with pen and ink, in outline.
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.9in
  • Width: 10.6in
Original measurements converted from fractional inches into decimal inches (rounded to one decimal place). Dimensions taken from: DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Owens, Susan, The Art of Drawing British Masters and Methods since 1600, V&A Publishing, London, 2013, p. 71, fig. 50
  • DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.783

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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