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Drawing - Fight for the Beacon
  • Fight for the Beacon
    Townsend, Henry James, born 1810 - died 1890
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Fight for the Beacon

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1843 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Townsend, Henry James, born 1810 - died 1890 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and tinted drawing

  • Museum number:

    FA.193

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 86, box C

Physical description

Pen and tinted drawing for a cartoon to depict the descent of pirates on the English coast during the reign of Henry VI.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)

Date

ca. 1843 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Townsend, Henry James, born 1810 - died 1890 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and tinted drawing

Dimensions

Height: 15.25 in, Width: 10.375 in

Object history note

The cartoon, which measured 14 feet by 10 feet 6 inches, won a premium of £200 at the Westminster Hall competition of 1843.

Descriptive line

Pen and tinted drawing by Henry James Townsend as a study for the cartoon entitled 'Fight for the Beacon', depicting the descent of pirates on the English coast during the reign of Henry VI. Great Britain, ca. 1843.

Materials

Paper; Pen

Techniques

Drawing; Tinting

Subjects depicted

Coasts; Pirates; Beacons

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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