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He then divided his force into four parts

Eric Fraser (1902-1983)


Inscribed 'Nero – The Folio Society' below mount

Pen and ink with bodycolour

4 ¼ x 8 inches

Cornelius Tacitus (Trans G G Ramsay), The Reign of Nero, London: The Folio Society, 1952, Page 35

'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1870-2021', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2021-January 2022, No 178

In 1952, Eric Fraser received his first commission from the Folio Society, to illustrate The Reign of Nero, a translation by George Gilbert Ramsay (1839-1921) of excerpts of the Annals, the final work of the Roman historian, Cornelius Tacitus (56-117AD). The Annals provides one of the major sources for our knowledge of the Emperor Nero, who reigned between 54 and 68 AD, and has contributed to the popular view of his behaviour as tyrannical.

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