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William Pitt facing a fearful crowd

Title
[William Pitt facing a fearful crowd] [art original] / H.W. Bunbury.
Production
[England], [1806?]
Physical Description
1 drawing : pen & ink & wash with graphite ; sheet 33 x 56 cm
Medium
wove paper.
Notes
Title devised by cataloger.
Undated, but possibly just after Pitt's death; signed in lower right.
Written in pencil in another hand: Vide Life of Mr. Pitt by the Bishop of Winchester. Page 285 - Vol. 1.
Written in pencil on verso in a later hand: Dreaded apparition.
Provenance
Purchased from Abbott and Holder, July 2008; Acquisitions no.: 2008-7-17-1.
Summary
William Pitt, wearing a tricorn hat and large sword at his side, stands defiantly shouting at a group of four men and one woman. He holds a rolled document in his fist behind him. One of the men, his hands outstretched as if to hold off Pitt or calm him down, confronts him while his companions cower behind him. The woman has fallen to her knees and turns in terror.
Variant and related titles
Dreaded apparition
Format
Images
Added to Catalog
July 28, 2008
References
Henry William Bunbury, William Pitt Facing a Fearful Crowd. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Cite as
Henry William Bunbury, William Pitt Facing a Fearful Crowd. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Genre/Form
Pen and wash drawings.
Ink drawings.
Cartoons (Commentary)
Citation

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