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Charles James, seated at his desk with candles burning, contemplating suicide, holds a pistol to his mouth. Engraving by W. Skelton after C.R. Ryley after C. James.

James, Charles, -1821.
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1798

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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By comparison with an engraved portrait of Charles James, the present print seems to show him as the man rejecting suicide. His sword is lying on the table

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Suicide rejected. Then come thou friendly weapon in whose womb fate sits secure, and certain of its prey ... Car. James inv. C.R. Riley delin. W. Skelton sculp.

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1798

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1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 12 x 8 cm

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  • English


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Charles James, seated at his desk with candles burning, contemplating suicide, holds a pistol to his mouth. Engraving by W. Skelton after C.R. Ryley after C. James. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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