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The Life and Death of a Soldier / Soldier's Death

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1865,0520.905

  • Title (object)

    • Soldier's Death

    Title (series)

    • The Life and Death of a Soldier
  • Description

    A soldier lying on his death bed, in an arched niche, attended by a woman holding a platter for him to drink, while three soldiers talk to an official who stands in the left foreground, wearing a cloak and a circlet around his head, holding a large portfolio; after Mortimer. 1781
    Etching printed in brownish ink

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1781
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 393 millimetres (trimmed to platemark(?))
    • Width: 444 millimetres (trimmed to platemark(?))
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title and 'From an Original Drawing of Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esqr. / Drawn by Mortimer. / Etched by R. Blyth / London, Published as the Act directs, May 1st. 1781, by R. Blyth No. 27, Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square'.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1865,0520.869
    The drawing is in reverse direction and is in BM P&D (Oo,5.14; Sunderland 68.3a; Binyon 21).

  • Bibliography

    • Sunderland 68.3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1865

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1865,0520.905

A soldier lying on his death bed, in an arched niche, attended by a woman holding a platter for him to drink, while three soldiers talk to an official who stands in the left foreground, wearing a cloak and a circlet around his head, holding a large portfolio; after Mortimer.  1781  Etching printed in brownish ink

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A soldier lying on his death bed, in an arched niche, attended by a woman holding a platter for him to drink, while three soldiers talk to an official who stands in the left foreground, wearing a cloak and a circlet around his head, holding a large portfolio; after Mortimer. 1781 Etching printed in brownish ink

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