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John Flaxman (1755 - 1826), sculptor
Model for the monument to Mrs Helen Knight in Wolverley Church, Worcestershire
Museum number: M217
A plaster model of a reclining female figure for Flaxman’s monument to Mrs Helen Knight in the Church at Wolverley, Worcestershire, c.1801. Soane carefully displayed this model within a cast of an Elizabethan fireplace and alongside fragments of antique sculpture and a large sculpted sea shell to highlight Flaxman’s mastery of draperies by this comparison with antique and natural forms.
Helen Dorey ‘Soane and Flaxman’ in Flaxman: Master of the Purest Line, Exhibition Catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum 2003
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