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A multi figure scene; a devil dressed in a tabard bearing a coat of arms, beside him a man with crutches and bandaged head, to the right a Knight in armour leaning on his sword, behind him an allegorical figure of justice holding scales; a multi-figure (battle?) scene lightly sketched at the centre.
Verso; a study for the figure of justice holding a sword with further figure sketches.
Graphite with traces of ink and watercolour
- Production date
- 1847-1884 (about (see curatorial comment))
Height: 201 millimetres
Width: 305 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of a group of drawings by Paton formerly in the John Christian collection. Variation in style, medium and support suggests that these drawings were produced over a significant period of time, the earliest dated drawing in the collection is from 1847 and the latest 1884.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- One of a collection of 42 drawings by Sir Joseph Noel Paton and 2 by Waller Hugh Paton from the John Christian collection. See 2019,7015.452-2019,7015.295. This may be one of the drawings that John Christian acquired from Alec Stirling, his list includes: "Caricature. Pencil with spots of w/ col. early."
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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