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Queen Eleanor sucking the poison from King Edward's arm. Coloured stipple etching by Wynne Ryland, 1780, after A. Kauffman.

  • Kauffmann, Angelica, 1741-1807.
Date
1 March 1780
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18578i
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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 (no. 159 Strand) : W.W. Ryland, 1 March 1780.

Physical description

1 print : stipple etching, with printing ink

Lettering

Eleanora sucking the venom out of the wound which Edward I, her royal consort, received from a poisoned dagger by an assassin in Palestine. Gulielmus Wynne Ryland chalcographus regis Britannia sculp. ; Angelica Kauffman ex academia Regali artium Londini pinxt. ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "Rapin's Hist. vol. III, p. 179. Dedicated to the Queen by her Majesty's dutiful and most obedient humble servant. W. Wynne Ryland."

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18578i

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