Burying the Dead

Drawing
mid - late 18th century (drawn)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
drawn in Indian ink
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.5in
  • Width: 8.7in
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Object history
Engraved, with some alterations, by F. Bartolozzi in 1792.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.898

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