This bust is loosely modeled on a plaster cast taken by Hoskins and Grant (formerly Hoskins and Oliver) and “perfected” by William Hackwood. Hoskins and Grant were moulders and casters in plaster to the Royal Academy from 1768. Under the later partnership they supplied moulds of busts to Wedgwood and Bentley from 1774-1779. This bust was painted to imitate the black basaltware of Wedgwood at the time.
Homer (c. 750 BCE) is perhaps the greatest of all epic poets and his legendary status was well established by the time of Classical Athens. He composed two major works, the Iliad and the Odyssey; whilst other works were attributed to Homer, but even in antiquity their authorship was disputed. In conjunction with Hesiod, Homer acts as a great pool of information for the Greeks about their gods. Homer is the earliest poet in Western culture whose works have survived intact.
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