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Young Werther sits at his writing desk as a young boy brings him his pistol with which he is going to kill himself while a young woman tries to prevent the boy from delivering the weapon. Line engraving by P. Bonato after A. Kauffman.

Kauffmann, Angelica, 1741-1807.

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Credit: Young Werther sits at his writing desk as a young boy brings him his pistol with which he is going to kill himself while a young woman tries to prevent the boy from delivering the weapon. Line engraving by P. Bonato after A. Kauffman. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Young Werther was the hero of Goethe's romance "Die Leiden des jungen Werther" (1774); "Wertherism" thus denotes the morbidly sentimental

Lettering

Sorrows of Werther. Angelica Kauffman pinxt. Pietro Bonato sculpt.

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 31.2 x 26.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42993i

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  • English

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