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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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
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.
1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 12 x 8 cm
Wellcome Library no. 42995i
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