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SELECTIONS OF DRAPERY ...
Selections of drapery from an illuminated manuscript of 14th Cent.y highly illustrative of the divine Poetry of the immortal Dante.
[London?]: [180-?].
1 etching ; 34.8 x 49.2 cm.

Unsigned, undated lithograph. This parody of John Flaxman's Compositions by John Flaxman, sculptor, R.A. from the divine poem of Dante Alighieri (1807 ed., q.v.) was probably produced after 1802, when Tommasso Piroli published an unauthorised edition of Flaxman's illustrations produced in Rome in 1792--3 for private circulation in Thomas Hope's circle. Two impressions are in the Douce collection at the Ashmolean Museum.

Copy Notes Tipped in at the front of the copy of Comento di Christophoro Landino fiorentino sopra la Comedia di Danthe Alighieri poeta fiorentino, 1481 (q.v.). Pinned to the verso of the lithograph is a bibliographical note about Landino's edition in a C19th hand in Italian with a reference to Gamba, Delle edizioni dei Testi di Lingua.

Reference Number 6856


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