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John Flaxman

(1755-1826), Sculptor

Sitter in 22 portraits
Artist associated with 14 portraits
The leading Neo-classical sculptor in late eighteenth-century Britain, Flaxman worked first as a designer for Josiah Wedgwood who later financed his journey to study in Italy (1787-94). John Flaxman's seven-year stay in Rome transformed him from an obscure British designer and sculptor into a major international figure with a proven record in monumental sculpture and decorative design. His outline engravings of 1793-5 illustrating Homer and Dante won him an international reputation unmatched by any contemporary British artist. He was also appointed the Royal Academy's first Professor of Sculpture in 1810. He specialised in church monuments combining antique simplicity with fashionable sentiment.

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John Flaxman, by John Flaxman - NPG 2487

John Flaxman

by John Flaxman
plaster cast of medallion, circa 1790-1795
On display on Floor 2: Portraits Tell Stories at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 2487

John Flaxman, by Guy Head - NPG 877

John Flaxman

by Guy Head
oil on canvas, 1792
NPG 877

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley, by George Romney - NPG 101

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1795
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 101

John Flaxman, by James Atkinson - NPG 823

John Flaxman

by James Atkinson
pencil, ink and wash, 1826
NPG 823

John Flaxman, by William Brockedon - NPG 2515(32)

John Flaxman

by William Brockedon
pencil and white chalk, early 1830s
NPG 2515(32)

John Flaxman, by William Daniell, after  George Dance - NPG D12064

John Flaxman

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, (12 November 1796)
NPG D12064

John Flaxman, by William Daniell, after  George Dance - NPG D12123

John Flaxman

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 February 1809 (12 November 1796)
NPG D12123

John Flaxman, by and published by Charles Turner, after  John Jackson - NPG D36972

John Flaxman

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1 May 1827 (circa 1820)
NPG D36972

John Flaxman, by and published by Charles Turner, after  John Jackson - NPG D14448

John Flaxman

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1 May 1827
NPG D14448

John Flaxman, by Henry Bone, after  John Jackson - NPG D17346

John Flaxman

by Henry Bone, after John Jackson
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1829 or before
NPG D17346

John Flaxman, by William Camden Edwards, after  John Jackson - NPG D36969

John Flaxman

by William Camden Edwards, after John Jackson
line engraving, published 1830
NPG D36969

John Flaxman, by M. de Clauson, after  John Flaxman - NPG D36965

John Flaxman

by M. de Clauson, after John Flaxman
etching, published 1833 (1779)
NPG D36965

John Flaxman, by M. de Clauson, published by  M.A. Nattali, after  John Flaxman - NPG D36966

John Flaxman

by M. de Clauson, published by M.A. Nattali, after John Flaxman
etching, published 1833 (1779)
NPG D36966

John Flaxman, by M. de Clauson, published by  M.A. Nattali, after  John Flaxman - NPG D36967

John Flaxman

by M. de Clauson, published by M.A. Nattali, after John Flaxman
etching, published 1833 (1779)
NPG D36967

John Flaxman, by Richard Woodman, published by  Charles Knight, after  John Jackson - NPG D36968

John Flaxman

by Richard Woodman, published by Charles Knight, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1833
NPG D36968

John Flaxman, by Jacques Etienne Pannier, after  John Jackson - NPG D36970

John Flaxman

by Jacques Etienne Pannier, after John Jackson
line engraving, 1837-1841 (circa 1820)
NPG D36970

John Flaxman, by Jacques Etienne Pannier, published by  Charles Gavard, after  John Jackson - NPG D36971

John Flaxman

by Jacques Etienne Pannier, published by Charles Gavard, after John Jackson
line engraving, 1837-1841 (circa 1820)
NPG D36971

John Flaxman, by Jacques Etienne Pannier, printed by  Chardon, after  John Jackson - NPG D19304

John Flaxman

by Jacques Etienne Pannier, printed by Chardon, after John Jackson
line engraving, circa 1840-1860
NPG D19304

John Flaxman, by Henry Weigall - NPG D2916

John Flaxman

by Henry Weigall
bronze medal, 1854
NPG D2916

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John Flaxman

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1 May 1827
NPG D20328

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