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Print - A Memento-mori Watch, presented by Mary Queen of Scots to Mary Seaton
  • A Memento-mori Watch, presented by Mary Queen of Scots to Mary Seaton
    Smith, Charles John, born 1803 - died 1838
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A Memento-mori Watch, presented by Mary Queen of Scots to Mary Seaton

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1820-1835 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, Charles John, born 1803 - died 1838 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Eustace F. Bosanquet

  • Museum number:

    E.372-1941

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf E, box 18

Physical description

Engraving of a skull-shaped memento mori watch associated with Mary Queen of Scots, engraved with figures of Death and Adam and Eve

Place of Origin

Britain (published)

Date

1820-1835 (published)

Artist/maker

Smith, Charles John, born 1803 - died 1838 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

engraving

Dimensions

Height: 4.625 in, Width: 6.625 in

Descriptive line

Charles John Smith. Engraving of a skull-shaped memento mori watch associated with Mary Queen of Scots. 1820s-30s
One of 364 prints in a set of 3 bound volumes, E.12 to 375-1941.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1941, London: HMSO, 1954.

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Prints; Death; Clocks & Watches; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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