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Twenty-three headpieces to an edition of 'Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas' for 1820, showing scenes from Roger's 'Human Life' from 'Pleasures of Memory, with other poems', lettered to the left of the scene with the month, to the right with the number of days in that month, and below with subject details; by Angus after Stothard. 1820
January, 'Glad at the heart the gossips breathe a prayer'; five women surrounding a child sleeping in cot, one holding a candle, mother in bed at right.
January, 'many a tale told of his boyish days'; group being surprised by a visitor in front of fire, men taking hands of the visitor at left, another man sitting at table at centre looking back, two women at right.
February, 'and gazing bless the scene'; a wedding party arriving in church, the marital couple walking from left, led by two women who scatter flowers.
February, 'slowly departing to return no more'; a funeral procession arriving in church, mourners beside the coffin at centre, women weeping at left, cleric at door at right.
March, 'all forgot, how oft the eye-bids close'; a man lying and sleeping under bush on hill surface which descends to right, his left arm on his head.
March, 'way-worn and spent another & the same'; two boys walking to right, leaving an old man who stands outside cottage at left.
April, 'Ulysses stood unknown before a wife'; Ulysses standing in a terrace at left, facing Penelope who sits at right, accompanied by four women.
April, 'among the stars they soar'; three young men gazing stars with a telescope, one looking through the telescope, another sitting below looking back to him.
May, 'and lifting guilt contagion from the floor'; a woman taking the hand of a sick man who lies on hay bed under arched cell, showing him the ascending steps at left.
May, 'leaving his story to the birds of air'; a pile of dead soldiers' bodies, four birds flying above.
June, 'locked in her arms his arms across her flung'; a mother embracing her child who puts arms around her, sitting on stool in profile to left, bed behind.
June, 'nothing revives him but the blessed ray'; a man sitting under tree at left, staff in his hand, looking up at ray which shines on his face.
July, 'in her chamber sate musing with Plato'; a woman reading book at left in gothic interior, a man standing beside gesturing towards hunting party outside at right.
July, 'Phantoms that upward point before him pass'; a man in profile on one knee at right, outstretching his arms towards four female phantoms.
August, 'bare headed served the captive in his tent'; a king and queen at table, surprised by a jug carried on tray by a knight at left, further figures at either side.
August, 'and writes on every tree'; a man standing at the edge of forest, writing on a tree, clearing in the right background.
September, 'falls on his neck as half unconscious where'; a couple sitting in forest and embracing, man taking her hand and kissing on her forehead.
September, 'hold forth their darling joy'; a young couple with infant standing outside house at left, the mother looking at the child in her arms.
October, 'on the fresh herbage near the fountain head'; four figures having a picnic in forest, one of the woman collecting water from spring at right.
October, 'a dance into right: on the barn floor'; villagers in a barn, a young couple dancing at centre in front of door, fiddler at right, further figures in front of haystacks at either side.
November, 'on the orchard bough, culls the delicious fruit'; four figures in an orchard, a man climbing ladder, three women below collecting fruits.
November, 'at night, assembled round the fire'; five figures in a comfortable interior, a man sitting in sofa at centre, talking to four women.
December, 'on angel sits upon the stone'; an angel sitting on tomb, pointing at the heaven, talking to a man who stands at left.
Etching and engraving, some on chine collé
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Height: 24 millimetres (each image approx.)
Width: 59 millimetres
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Associated Title: Pleasures of Memory, with other poems
Associated Title: Human Life
Associated Title: The Royal Engagement Pocket Atlas
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