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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.
Date
1798
Reference
42995i
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view 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.

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Credit: 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. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

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

Publication/Creation

1798

Physical description

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

Lettering

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.

Lettering note

Lettering continues: While Delia's image light me to the tomb. From Delia's charms thus rend each wish away. Ah no! Eternity! profound abyss, see from my grasp the deadly weapon falls: from sleepless anguish into soothing bliss an angel beckons, and my Saviour calls

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42995i

Languages

  • English
  • Latin


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  • 42994i-42995i on one mount

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