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An angel reading the inscription on the tombstone of William Woollett. Stipple engraving.

Date:
1785
Reference:
45223i
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Description

The angel holds a scroll listing the engraved works of Woollett, including Niobe, Phaeton, Wolfe, [battle of] la Hogue. The young angel to the left holds the downturned torch

Publication/Creation

1785

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving in oval, printed in sanguine

Lettering note

Lettering on the tombstone: Sacred to the mem[ory] of William Woo[llett]. Historical engraver to his Maj[esty]. Obit May 24, 1785

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 45223i

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Languages

  • English


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