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

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1865,0520.870

  • Title (object)

    • Soldier's Family

    Title (series)

    • The Life and Death of a Soldier
  • Description

    A group gathered on stone benches at a stone table, in the shelter of boulders; comprising a man wearing a turban and armour sitting in the foreground with a woman resting her arms on his shoulder, while he reaches to take a dish from a little boy; the latter is ushered forwards by his mother and watched by his father, who sits in armour and helmet opposite; with another man standing behind and a view of a cliff-top town overlooking the sea in the background to left; after Mortimer. 1781
    Etching printed in brownish ink

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1781
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 391 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,5.12; Sunderland 68.2a; Binyon 23).

  • Bibliography

    • Sunderland 68.2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1865

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1865,0520.870

A group gathered on stone benches at a stone table, in the shelter of boulders; comprising a man wearing a turban and armour sitting in the foreground with a woman resting her arms on his shoulder, while he reaches to take a dish from a little boy; the latter is ushered forwards by his mother and watched by his father, who sits in armour and helmet opposite; with another man standing behind and a view of a cliff-top town overlooking the sea in the background to left; after Mortimer.  1781  Etching printed in brownish ink

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A group gathered on stone benches at a stone table, in the shelter of boulders; comprising a man wearing a turban and armour sitting in the foreground with a woman resting her arms on his shoulder, while he reaches to take a dish from a little boy; the latter is ushered forwards by his mother and watched by his father, who sits in armour and helmet opposite; with another man standing behind and a view of a cliff-top town overlooking the sea in the background to left; after Mortimer. 1781 Etching printed in brownish ink

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