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Flaxman, John (1755–1826)

Edited by Dinah Birch

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191735066
Flaxman, John (1755–1826)

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Flaxman was steeped in the writings of Johann *Winckelmann, and his linear style is influenced by Greek vases and classical reliefs. He designed many funerary sculptures, the most famous being the monument to the earl of Mansfield in Westminster Abbey (...

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