John Flaxman

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John Flaxman
Født6. juli 1755
Død7. desember 1826 (71 år)
Gravlagt St Pancras Old Church
Søsken William Flaxman, Maria Flaxman
Beskjeftigelse Maler, lyriker, billedhugger, illustratør
Nasjonalitet Det forente kongerike Storbritannia og Irland, Kongeriket Storbritannia (–1801), Storbritannia
Medlem av Royal Academy, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

John Flaxman (født 6. juli 1755, død 7. desember 1826) var en engelsk billedhugger og tegner. Han var den toneangivende i den britiske nyklassisimen.

Blant hans viktigste verk kan nevnes relieffer og medaljonger som ble tegnet for den berømte poselensprodusenten Wedgewoods. Han er i dag kanskje mest kjent for sine illustrasjoner til Odysseen.

University College Chapel i Oxford har fire marmorarbeider av Flaxman:

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ «». (engelsk). University College Oxford. Besøkt 23. juni 2017. «On the South wall: To the left at the top, is a marble memorial to Matthew Rolleston, a Fellow of Univ who died in 1817 aged only 30. This monument was given by a former pupil and is one of four in this Chapel created by the great neoclassical sculptor John Flaxman.» [død lenke]
  2. ^ «». (engelsk). University College Oxford. Besøkt 23. juni 2017. «On the South wall: Directly below the window is the second of Flaxman’s monuments, this one for Sir Robert Chambers (1737–1803), who had been a Fellow here in 1761–75. On leaving Univ, Chambers worked as a judge in India, and this memorial was given to the College by his widow.» [død lenke]
  3. ^ «». (engelsk). University College Oxford. Besøkt 23. juni 2017. «In the centre of this wall is Flaxman’s third memorial in the Chapel, and his grandest, for Sir William Jones (1746–94). Jones, a former undergraduate and Fellow of Univ, was one of the greatest polymaths of his day, knowing over two dozen languages, and devoting himself in particular to the study of oriental literature. In 1783 he joined Robert Chambers to work as a judge in India, and there became fascinated by Indian language and culture, as reflected by the relief on this monument, which shows him eagerly taking notes from three Indian scholars. The monument was intended for Calcutta Cathedral, where Jones is buried, but it was offered to the College instead.» [død lenke]
  4. ^ «». (engelsk). University College Oxford. Besøkt 23. juni 2017. «On the North wall: At the top of this wall is Flaxman’s fourth monument, this one to Nathan Wetherell, who was Master of Univ in 1764–1807. This was presented by one of his daughters. It originally hung by the altar, where Wetherell lies buried, but was moved here in 1862.» [død lenke]