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John Flaxman (1755 - 1826), sculptor

Bas relief, ‘The Silver Age’


Height: 18cm
Width: 23.5cm
Depth: 2.5cm

Museum number: SC47

Curatorial note

A page from a sketchbook with studies n Flaxman's hand for the pair of panels of 'The Golden Age' and 'The Silver Age' is in the collection of the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, accession no. 1982.219. Their catalogue dates the sketches to c.1825 (see L. Eitner, B.G. Fryberger, C.M. Osborne, The Drawing Collection, Stanford, 1993, p.377, no. 587).


Helen Dorey ‘Soane and Flaxman’ in Flaxman: Master of the Purest Line, Exhibition Catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum 2003

Associated objects

SC45, pair

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