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Drawing - Burying the Dead
  • Burying the Dead
    Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834
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Burying the Dead

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    mid - late 18th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    drawn in Indian ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.898

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

'Burying the Dead'; A funeral; The gravedigger on the right dropping earth into the grave; the clergyman returning to the chapel, while the widow and her sad relatives are weeping on the left; Drawn in Indian ink; Engraved with some alterations by F. Bartolozzi in 1792, in the print the clergyman is reading the service, and the gravedigger is behind him.

Place of Origin

England (probably, drawn)

Date

mid - late 18th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

drawn in Indian ink

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 in, Width: 8.7 in

Object history note

Engraved, with some alterations, by F. Bartolozzi in 1792.

Descriptive line

Stothard, Thomas; 'Burying the Dead'; A funeral; Drawn in Indian ink; Engraved with some alterations by F. Bartolozzi in 1792; English School; Mid - late 18th 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; Indian ink

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Gravedigger; Grave; Chapel; Clergy; People; Funeral

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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