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A drawing study related to Reid 4504, the frontispiece to 'The pilgrim's progress by John Bunyan.'
The pilgrim, reaching the summit of a mountain, stands with his arms outstretched in front of a cross irradiated. His bag falls from his back and his hat lies on the ground to his right hand side. Clouds and foliage are suggested around him.
Graphite with signature in ink
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Height: 156 millimetres (average)
Width: 119 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The composition is similar to the frontispiece of the 1823 edition of 'The Pilgrim's Progeress' by John Bunyan published by Dean and Munday. See 1869,1009.40.
In the final illustration engraved by Davenport, Christ is on the cross surrounded by angels and the pilgrim's hands are clasped rather than outstretched. However, the bag falling from his back and hat on the ground beside him (upturned in the final design) are consistent.
For further information on Cruikshank's tracings see curatorial comment for 1974,U.2103.
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Pilgrim's Progress
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179