(b. 1755, York, d. 1826, London)
Odysseus in the Underworld1792
Pen, 229 x 298 mm
Royal Academy of Arts, London
This is an illustration to Homer's Odyssey, Book 11, 779.
The English artist and sculptor John Flaxman had a lasting influence on the taste of his age. His outline drawings produced from the 1790s were considered brilliant illustrations of antique literature for their striking simplicity.