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Design

ca.1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink and wash on paper
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 9.4375in
  • Width: 6.6875in
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed in pen with the scale and on back 'The Height 16 ft. 2 in. Width - 10. .11.'
Object history
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).
Production
Probably the rejected design entered in the competition for the monument to General Wolfe.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.437-1946

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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