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King Edward I of England, wounded in the arm during a Crusade, has the poison sucked from the wound by Queen Eleanor. Lithograph by J. Linnell, 1845, after J. Severn.

  • Severn, Joseph, 1793-1879.
Date
[1845]
Reference
548177i
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Credit: King Edward I of England, wounded in the arm during a Crusade, has the poison sucked from the wound by Queen Eleanor. Lithograph by J. Linnell, 1845, after J. Severn. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

According to a story spread by the description in Paul de Rapin, L'histoire d'Angleterre, 1724-1727, Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, saved her husband's life by sucking poison from his arm in 1274

Publication/Creation

[London], [1845]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image 41.6 x 56.3 cm

Lettering

Ioseph Severn invt. Iohn Linnell Iun. lithog. 1845. Joseph Severn. John Linnell Jr.

Edition

[State before subject lettering and imprint].

Lettering note

Bears artists' names in Latin on a cartouche next to a dandelion, bottom left. A water jar in the lower right corner also bears Severn's monogram JS. The mount bears the artists names in English and the identifier "Queen Eleanor". Edward's sword is represented as engraved or etched with the words "Christo dedicatus"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 548177i

Languages

  • Latin


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