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Etching  - Thomas Kouli Kan, Emperor of Persia, Assassinated in his Tent by five of his Officers, two of whom he killed, before they could dispatch him
  • Thomas Kouli Kan, Emperor of Persia, Assassinated in his Tent by five of his Officers, two of whom he killed, before they could dispatch him
    Wale, Samuel, born 4 - died 1786
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Thomas Kouli Kan, Emperor of Persia, Assassinated in his Tent by five of his Officers, two of whom he killed, before they could dispatch him

  • Object:

    Etching

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1792 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wale, Samuel, born 4 - died 1786 (artist)
    Grignion, Charles II, born 1754 - died 1804 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.68

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 46

Physical description

Etching of the Emperor of Persia, Tahmasp Quli Khan, also known as Nader Shah, assassinated by his own officers in Vol.1, Book 2, chapter 7, facing p.157. One man lies beheaded on the ground as the others tiptoe through a tent holding swords and daggers. Lettered 'Grignion sculp' and numbered 86. Signed by the artist.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)

Date

ca. 1792 (published)

Artist/maker

Wale, Samuel, born 4 - died 1786 (artist)
Grignion, Charles II, born 1754 - died 1804 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

Grignion sculp
Lettered

86
Numbered

Wale delin.
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 27.9 cm, Width: 16.7 cm

Descriptive line

Etching depicting Thomas Kouli Kan (Tahmasp Quli Khan, also known as Nader Shah), Emperor of Persia, one of a series of illustrations (17) on 11 plates to the Revd Thomas Bankes for 'A New, Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography'. Published in Britain by John Cooke, ca. 1792.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Tents; Officers; Beheading; Emperor; Assassination

Categories

Prints; Death

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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