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Execution of two celebrated enemies of Old England & their dying speeches, Nov. 5th, 1813

Title
Execution of two celebrated enemies of Old England & their dying speeches, Nov. 5th, 1813 [art orignal].
Production
[England], [1813]
Physical Description
1 drawing : pencil, with annotations in ink ; sheet 35 x 25 cm
Medium
wove paper.
Notes
Title from ink annotation, centered at the top of the sheet within the design.
Unsigned; attributed to Rowlandson.
Preliminary pencil sketch of a print published by R. Ackermann on 27 November 1813. Cf. No. 12103 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, v. 9.
Provenance
Purchased from Jarndyce, April 2023.
Summary
The arms of two gibbets extend symmetrically, high above a bonfire; between them is an equally high post supporting a board on which the title is etched. From one (right) dangles a realistic effigy of Napoleon (scarcely caricatured) in cocked hat, uniform, and Hessian boots. From the other hangs a ruffianly fellow holding a dark lantern. They face each other in profile.
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 25, 2023
References
Thomas Rowlandson, Execution of Two Celebrated Enemies of Old England & Their Dying Speeches, Nov. 5th, 1813. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Cite as
Thomas Rowlandson, Execution of Two Celebrated Enemies of Old England & Their Dying Speeches, Nov. 5th, 1813. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Genre/Form
Satires (Visual works) - England - 1813.
Pencil works.
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