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John Flaxman (1755 - 1826), sculptor
‘Kemble crowned by Melpomene’ [the Muse of Tragedy], c.1817
Plaster relief, glazed
Museum number: BR27
This small relief is in a frame glazed with yellow glass and set into the Breakfast Room chimneypiece (see also BR25, BR26).
Helen Dorey ‘Soane and Flaxman’ in Flaxman: Master of the Purest Line, Exhibition Catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum 2003
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