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- Object: The Death of Archbishop Becket at Canterbury
The Archbishop being murdered on a step before the altar, held by a figure at left who prepares to plunge a dagger into his chest, another figure at right with his foot on Becket's leg swings a club above his head, a tomb at right and crowds through the arches behind; octagonal frame, after Charles Benazech, illustration to Lyttleton's 'History of England'. 1802
Etching and engraving
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Height: 170 millimetres
Width: 214 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The image was previously engraved by Hawkins for Ashburton's History of England, published by W&J Stratford in 1792 (see 1915,0218.17). This appears to be the same plate, re-worked and reduced.
See curator's comment for 1872,0113.125 for a list of the reg numbers of P&D holdings of engravings after Benazech from the same publication.
See 1873,0510.1183 for another impression.
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