Stories from Homer. With twenty-four illustrations from Flaxman's designs. Twenty-second thousand.

By: [Fore-Edge Painting] [HOMER] CHURCH, Rev. Alfred J.

Price: $1,400.00

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Small 8vo. x, 307 pp. Color illus. Full modern chocolate brown morocco, five raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges marbled. Fine. With a beautiful painting of two lovers in a scene called "The Cock Fight," [also called "Young Greeks attending a Cock Fight,"] painted by Clare Brooksbank, signed with her initials in the bottom left-hand corner, after an 1846 "Neo-Grec" painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). The original is in the Musée d'Orsay. "Gérôme portrays a couple of near-naked adolescents at the foot of a fountain. Their youthfulness contrasts with the battered profile of the Sphinx in the background. The same opposition is found between the luxuriant vegetation and the dead branches on the ground, and in the fight between the two roosters, one of which is doomed to die." – Jean Leongerome.

Title: Stories from Homer. With twenty-four illustrations from Flaxman's designs. Twenty-second thousand.

Author Name: [Fore-Edge Painting] [HOMER] CHURCH, Rev. Alfred J.

Categories: Fore-edge Painting,

Publisher: London:, Seeley and Co., 1892.: 1892

Inscription: Signed

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: FF141

Keywords: Fore-Edge Painting