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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    outlined with pen and bistre, and washed with Indian ink; squared for enlarging or engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.849

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Design for a monument, inscribed Waterloo; A very plain pillar ornamented with two wreaths entwined about, beneath which is the word Waterloo; Britannia seated on the left points to the inscription while encouraging a youth who stands on the right dressed in Roman costume and drawing his sword; Outlined with pen and bistre, and washed with Indian ink; Squared for enlarging or engraving.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

early 19th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

outlined with pen and bistre, and washed with Indian ink; squared for enlarging or engraving

Marks and inscriptions

The monument is inscribed Waterloo.

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in, Width: 4.3 in

Object history note

The monument design is very probably intended as a memorial of the Battle of Waterloo (1815).

Descriptive line

Stothard, Thomas; Design for a monument, inscribed 'Waterloo'; A plain pillar ornamented with two wreaths; Britannia seated on the left points to the inscription; Outlined with pen and bistre, and washed with Indian ink; Squared for enlarging or engraving; English School; 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; Bistre; Indian ink

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique; Squaring (transferring technique)

Subjects depicted

Pillar; Wreaths; Youth

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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