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Figure from plate 11 of the Compositions from the tragedies of Aeschylus, designed by John Flaxman, engraved by Thomas Piroli, London (1795)

Figure from plate 11 of the Compositions from the tragedies of Aeschylus, designed by John Flaxman, engraved by Thomas Piroli, London (1795):
-ink and wash sketch on paper (remains of pencil)
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 40.21
-14.5 x 10.6 cm
-[on sketch] 'Flaxman's Eschilylus. Pl. 11.'

Shepherd carrying lamb and Luke 15:5 verse

Shepherd carrying lamb and Luke 15:5 verse:
-inked pencil sketch on paper
-loose, adjacent to page 1
-7.5 x 12.3 cm
-[on sketch] 'καὶ ἐὑρὼν ἐπιτίθησιν ἐπὶ τους / ωμους εἑαυτοῦ χαιρων / L 15 5' (pencil note) [translation: 'and when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing']

Crouched putto sleeping

Crouched putto sleeping:
-pencil sketch on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 41.13 and Bonomi MSS 41.14
-14.2 x 10.8 cm
-[on mount] '4' (pencil note)

The sacred Apis bull predicts the downfall of emperor Germanicus

The sacred bull Apis predicts the downfall of emperor Germanicus:
-inked pencil sketch on paper
-loose, adjacent to page 11
-37.0 x 22.3 cm
-[on sketch] 'Germanicus consults the Bull Apis by offering him food' (ink note, crossed out)
-[on sketch] 'the Bull Apis returns an unfavourable answer to Germanicus by refusing to eat out of / his hands' (ink note)

Plato at Heliopolis discoursing on the immortality of the soul with Egyptians and Jews, with studies of scene and Jew

Plato at Heliopolis discoursing on the immortality of the soul with Egyptians and Jews, with studies of scene and Jew:
-pencil sketches on paper
-loose, adjacent to page 11
-37.0 x 22.6 cm
-[on sketch] 'Plato at Heliopolis discoursing / on the Immortality of the Soul / with the Egyptians & Jews' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Trial Scene' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Jews' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Greek' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Plato' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Egyptians' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Neath the Great Mother' (pencil note) [continuation of note in Bonomi MSS 41.26 (verso)]

Mother reading with daughter

Mother reading with daughter:
-inked pencil sketch with pencil frame on paper
-partially attached, together with Bonomi MSS 42.6
-10.2 x 14.1 cm
-[on sketch] 'JB' (pencil note)

Ewer and lamp design

Ewer and lamp design:
-pencil sketch on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 42.10
-18.3 x 16.7 cm
-[on sketch] 'PRUDENCE' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'PR' (pencil note, erased)
-[on sketch] '[P]RUD - ENCE' (pencil note, erased)

Note on a marble statue in the collection of Dr Lee of Hartwell and on the artistic representation of the effects of alcohol in the human body (continuation), with two sketches of a big-bellied man

Note on a marble statue in the collection of Dr Lee of Hartwell and on the artistic representation of the effects of alcohol in the human body (continuation), with two sketches of a big-bellied man:
-pencil note on paper
-loose, adjacent to Bonomi MSS 43.1
-11.1 x 18.1 cm
-[text] 'opportunities of delineating its effects / on the contour of the human fabric / [from the constant exposure(crossed out) nature of the (crossed out)] the costume (sic = custom) / X The of those days in the hot climates / of Greece and Egypt being seldom more / than a single piece of cotton or woollen / cloth which was thrown about the body / at the will or caprice of the wearer [always (crossed out)] most / generally leaving a considerable portion of its / surface to the action of light and air and / thus giving an opportunity to sculptor and painter to / make himself familiar with the configuration of the human body / under all circumstances and this is perhaps what made / them such masters [of (crossed out)] in the art of sculpture / and very early ...(?) X and as this beautiful / work ...(?) been it puortrays so faithfully / the effect of his soul(?) indulgence in alcohol / [to (crossed out)] this [truth of which we are (crossed out)] / [all … … …(?) (crossed out)] We scarcely need the aid / of the wine skin on which the figure is reclining in his / drunken offers(?) to inform us of the imbibe of the above in a salty eye the figure [we need not (crossed out)] the fulsome work of / [to …(?) (crossed out)] the abdomen scarcely covered scalp the ample beard / sufficiently'

Rubbing of a hieroglyphic inscription on an object thought to come from Carthage (not identified)

Rubbing of a hieroglyphic inscription on an object thought to come from Carthage (not identified) (TopBib vii.367A):
-ink rubbing on tracing paper, mounted on paper
-mounted
-4 x 16.2 cm (11.2 x 17.6 cm with mount)
-[on rubbing mount] 'This is a rubbing / from some Hieroglyphics / found among the ruins / of Carthage. / Given to me by / Doctor Lee of Aylesbury / 1840' (ink note)
-[on mount] '6' (pencil note)

Egypt. Saqqara. Architectonical fragment (perhaps jamb or pillar)

Architectonical fragment (perhaps jamb or pillar) mentioning "the Osiris Nehehniotef, justified" from an unidentified tomb at Saqqara, current location not known (TopBib iii.2.749A), and perhaps related to the stela of Nehehniotef, Dyn. XIX, from a tomb at Saqqara, formerly in Passalacqua collection, now in Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum, 7273 (TopBib iii.2.733):
-pencil sketch on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.2 [Top and Bottom]
-3.3 x 9.1 cm
-[on mount] '2' (pencil note)

Cartouches of Amasis and Sethos I

Cartouches of Amasis and Sethos I:
-pencil sketches
-partially mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.2 [Top and Middle]
-6.3 x 9.9 cm
-[on mount] '2' (pencil note)

Egypt. Thebes. East Bank. Karnak. Great Temple of Amun. Portico of the Bubastides. Pilaster (129). Register I, Osorkon I receiving heb-sed from Amun holding scimitar

Scene depicting Osorkon I receiving heb-sed from Amun holding scimitar, in register I of pilaster (129) in the Portico of the Bubastides in the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak, on the East Bank of Thebes (TopBib ii2.36(129).I):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose, between Bonomi MSS 4.8 and Bonomi MSS 4.13
-5.2 x 8.2 cm
-[on sketch] 'DYN XXII / AB III BI 257' (pencil note)

Egypt. Aswan. View

General view of the riverbank in Aswan (TopBib v.221):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-20.5 x 14.2 cm
-[on sketch] 'Antient Assuan' (ink note)
-[on sketch] encircled '3' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Notes

Notes (probably addresses and personal names):
-pencil text on paper
-partially mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.14 [Upper]
-4.4 x 5.4 cm
-[text] '47 Sherif Bey / 9 59 (crossed out) Omar Hagar(?) (crossed out) / J Bonomi / Chabouillet'
-[on mount] '10' (pencil note)

Egypt. Island of Philae. View

General view of the Island of Philae (TopBib vi.203):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-16.9 x 10.7 cm
-[on sketch] 'Philoe' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] encircled '5' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Joseph Bonomi Collection

  • Bonomi MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1824-1870s

1) Bonomi drawings and paintings: 52 handmade ‘portfolios’ containing pencil and pastel drawings, watercolours, tracings and commercial prints, almost certainly arranged by Bonomi, some later rearrangement was done by Bonomi's descendants [Bonomi MSS 1-52].
2) Typescript of diary: carbon-copy(?) typescript of extracts from Joseph Bonomi’s diary, entries for periods in Egypt dating between 25th March 1829 to 26th May 1834 [Bonomi MSS 53].

Bonomi, Joseph

Pyramids of Sakkara Lisht etc.

Small portfolio or file entitled 'Pyramids of Sakkara Lisht etc.'.
Blue ink note at top right corner: '1' encircled in pencil (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss).

Egypt. Dahshur. Pyramid Field

Views of the pyramid field at Dahshur (TopBib iii2.876):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-11.2 x 8.5 cm
-[on sketch] '1 Mustaba Faraoon' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5' (pencil note)

Egypt. Saqqara. Step pyramid enclosure of Netjerikhet. Tiled rooms I and II

Plans with measurements and inscriptions of tiled rooms I and II of step pyramid enclosure of Netjerikhet at Saqqara (TopBib iii2.400):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-17.1 x 11.3 cm
-[on sketch] 'height of room A 7„4 / doors 5 feet' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '4 repetitions' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'hieroglyphs over door 22' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'passages blocked up all dismantled masonry stones / masonry destroyed / cavern' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '3.8 wide / masonry / masonry' (pencil note)

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