Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Pen, ink and wash on two pieces of conjoined paper
  • 9 ¼ × 30 ¼ inches · 235 × 767 mm
  • Drawn in 1791
    Inscribed on the verso:
    ‘the horses for the chariot of the sun, the front of an Sarcophagus lately purchased by the Pope/ figures about 22 inches high of a grand character of sculpture best in correct, the heads of Apollo, Diana, Autumn, & Summer as well as some of the most projecting limbs being broken are restored by me in the drawing’


  • Commissioned by Edward Knight (1734-1812);
  • John Knight (1760-1850), nephew of the above;
  • Frederick Winn Knight (1812-1897); son of the above;
  • Major Eric Ayshford Knight (1863-1944), nephew of the above, at Wolverley House;
  • Presumably sold, Wolverley House sale (G. H. Banks, Kidderminster, April 25-28 1945);
  • Private collection to 2022


  • Eds. Hugh Brigstocke, Eckart Marchand and A. E. Wright, ‘John Flaxman and William Young Ottley in Italy’, The Walpole Society, vol.LXXII, 2010, pp.154-155

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College