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Artist
John Flaxman, English, 1755–1826
Title
Oceanus and Prometheus Bound
from the series Aeschylus
Date
c. 1795
Medium
Graphite and ink on wove paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 9 × 11 1/4 in. (22.9 × 28.6 cm) Window opening: 8 3/4 × 10 3/4 in. (22.2 × 27.3 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Cecily E. Horton

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2017.220
Classification
Drawings, Pastels & Watercolors
Provenance

The artist; acquired by Thomas Hope, [1]; by descent to Lord Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 1917; [Pelham-Clinton-Hope sale, Humbert & Flint, London, 1917; [Scott & Fowles, New York, by 1918] [2]; private collection, U.S.A., after 1918; [Lowell-Libson, London, at least by 2015]; acquired by Cecily Horton, 2015; given to MFAH, 2017 [1] Hope’s relationship with Flaxman was close for he also acquired a major figural group Aurora Abducting Cephalus from Flaxman in Rome in 1792 which is now in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool. (See David Watkin and Philip Hewat-Jaboor, eds., Thomas Hope: Regency Designer, exh. cat. [London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2008], p. 352, Cat. 55). It is possible that Hope acquired this drawing with the rest of the album from Flaxman whilst he was designing the illustrations to Dante. [2] Catalogue of an Exhibition of Original Drawings by John Flaxman R A. New York: Scott & Fowles, 1918.