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The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1828 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Legat, Francis, born 1755 - died 1809 (engraver)
    Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834 (artist)
    R. Bowyer (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    22949

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 1

Physical description

Scene depicting the death of General Abercromby. At the centre lies the general, supported by his officers. To the right is a horse and an officer of a Highland regiment. The scene is crowded with figures and in the background the battle continues. On the ground at the front of the scene is a hat, banners, flags and the sword of the general.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1828 (published)

Artist/maker

Legat, Francis, born 1755 - died 1809 (engraver)
Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834 (artist)
R. Bowyer (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Thomas Stothard Esqr. R.A. Pubd. by R. Bowyer & M. Parkes 14 Pall Mall London 1828 Engraved by Frances Legat &. [words illegible] The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercromby, K.B.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 54.5 cm size in mount, Width: 74.9 cm size in mount

Descriptive line

'The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercromby'. Engraving by Frances Legat after Thomas Stothard, 1828.

Production Note

The Frances Legat listed as the engraver is probably Francis Legat, although he died in 1809. This engraving could possibly be a reissue of one of Legat's plates.

Attribution note: Indian proof with open letters

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Battle; Flags; Cannon; War; Sword; General

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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