This work is a study for the central panel of the marble, which depicts Homer reciting the Iliad to the maidens of the temple of Delos.
Homer reciting the 'Illiad' to the People of Delos by Unknown Artist, c. 18631865
- Pen & ink, india ink wash & black chalk
- 30 x 49 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £6,500)
- Acquired in:
- Galerie Yves Mikaeloff
Its large size and bold execution would suggest that it was a presentation drawing, although several further significant changes were made to the marble before it was executed.
Private collection, Paris; Galerie Yves Mikaeloff, Paris.