Man holding book of Discourses

Robed male figure, full-length, facing holding book inscribed Discourses.

John Flaxman (English, 1755–1826)


Dimensions

Sheet: 14.2 x 6.5 cm (5 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. )

Accession Number

53.2656

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil, gray ink and brown wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Standing, full-length, facing, holding book inscribed “Discourses.” Study for Reynolds monument? Cf. 53.2593, 53.2603, 53.2623, 53.2616

Provenance

Gift to MFA of Mr. Rowland Burdon-Muller and William A. Sargent Fund; December 10, 1953

Formerly in collection of John Murray III & A.H. Hallam Murray; Dealer: Raphael King Ltd., London

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Rowland Burdon-Muller and the William A. Sargent Fund