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The Fall of Achilles

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
G. Wallis (London)
Subject:
The Right Honorable Edmund Burke (British, born Ireland, Dublin 1729–1797 Beaconsfield)
Subject:
William Pitt (British, 1759–1806)
Subject:
Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (British, 1732–1792)
Subject:
Charles James Fox (British, 1749–1806)
Date:
January 7, 1785
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/4 × 13 5/16 in. (23.5 × 33.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.87
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image: "THE FALL OF ACHILLES"; left: "Pub-d Jan-y 7. 1785 by G. Wallis Ludgate Hill" [additional text within image]
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959
Grego I.152, II.390; British Museum Satires 6770
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 6770.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 152, vol. II, p. 390.



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