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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1725-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rysbrack, John Michael (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.449-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf E, box 27F

Physical description

Design for a mural tablet showing two cherubs holding back folds of drapery from a medallion containing the profile of a woman. Beneath them, a sarcophagus, with a skull and crossed palm branches. Inscribed in pen with scale and on the back, the dimensions.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca.1725-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Rysbrack, John Michael (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in pen with the scale 'No. (1) The Height - 9 ft. 5 in. Width - 5. 0.'

Dimensions

Height: 7.125 in, Width: 5.9375 in

Object history note

This design bears some resemblance to the memorial to the second and third Dukes of Beaufort in Badminton Church, Gloucestershire.

E.431, E.433, E.435, E.437, E.439, E.444, E.452 and E.453 are from the collection of Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784).

Descriptive line

Design for a mural tablet by John Rysbrack, showing two cherubs holding back folds of drapery from a medallion containing the profile of a woman. Beneath them, a sarcophagus, with a skull and crossed palm branches. Great Britain, ca.1725-1760.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.

Materials

Paper; Pen

Techniques

Drawing; Wash

Subjects depicted

Palm; Sarcophagus; Skull; Medallions; Cherubs

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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