Homer reciting the 'Illiad' to the People of Delos by Unknown Artist

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.


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.

Venue details

UCL Art Museum South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower StreeT, LONDON London WC1E 6BT 020 7679 2540 www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart

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