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Drawing - Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy
  • Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy
    Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834
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Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    mid 18th - early 19th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.830

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 37

Physical description

Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy; The victorious hero bestrides that portion of the body of the vanquished hero which remains in the chariot, and is looking defiantly at the walls of Troy, where mourners are assembled; Drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

mid 18th - early 19th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 in, Width: 5.3 in

Object history note

This was engraved by Isaac Taylor in 1805 for F. J. Du Roveray.

Descriptive line

Stothard, Thomas; Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy; Drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint; This was engraved by Isaac Taylor in 1805 for F. J. Du Roveray; English School; Mid 18th - early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Pen and ink; Neutral tint

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Tinting

Subjects depicted

Chariot; Mourners; Men

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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