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John Flaxman R.A. (6 July 1755 – 7 December 1826) 

British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood’s pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Illustrations from The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, of Dante Alighieri. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Clay, A.M. With the life of Dante, chronological view of his age, additional notes and index. Illustrated with twelve engravings from designs by John Flaxman, R.A. From the last corrected London edition. New York: D. Appleton & Co., Philadelphia: Geo. S. Appleton, 1848.