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Four illustrations to an edition of David Hume's 'History of England' (T Cadell, 1788); pasted to the same album sheet; all in oval frames with plinths and figures below; with bas-reliefs after Stothard.
'Stephen'; head and shoulders to left, looking ahead; bas-relief showing a battle below, flanked by two armed men, the one on the left drawing his sword; by Heath. 1 January 1788
'Henry II'; head and shoulders looking ahead, directed slightly to left; bas-relief showing the murder of Thomas à Beckett below, flanked by a bishop and a cardinal; by Sherwin. 1 January 1788
'Richard I'; half-length facing front, holding an axe-headed sceptre in his right hand; bas-relief showing a man with a lyre outside city walls looking at a woman appearing over the battlements, flanked by two pilgrims; by Thornthwaite. 1 February 1788
'John'; half-length directed slightly to right, head turned slightly to left; after the statue on his tomb at Worcester Cathedral; bas-relief with men drawing up the Magna Carter below, flanked by a man in armour holding a scroll and a cardinal; by Trotter. 1 January 1788
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Height: 202 millimetres (approx.)
Height: 177 millimetres (images, approx.)
Width: 138 millimetres (approx.)
Width: 113 millimetres (images, approx.)
- Curator's comments
- From a 'matchless' set, according to Balmanno: see 1849,0721.636.
Included in the second volume of Balmanno's collection of Stothard's work in BM P&D. See 1849,0721.1 for more information.
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Associated Title: History of England
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