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Design

Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rysbrack, John Michael (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.437-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case H, shelf 11

Physical description

Design for a memorial showing a dying warrior supported by a kneeling female figure, with an angel handing a quill to Time who reclines upon a sarcophagus above. Inscribed in pen with scales and on the back with dimensions.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca.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 and on back 'The Height 16 ft. 2 in. Width - 10. .11.'

Dimensions

Height: 9.4375 in, Width: 6.6875 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 memorial by John Rysbrack, showing a dying warrior supported by a kneeling female figure, with an angel handing a quill to Time who reclines upon a sarcophagus above. Great Britain, ca.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.

Production Note

Probably the rejected design entered in the competition for the monument to General Wolfe.

Materials

Paper; Pen

Techniques

Drawing; Wash

Subjects depicted

Quill; Death; Female figure; Angel; Warrior; Time; Sarcophagus

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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