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General Blackbeard wounded at the Battle of Leadenhall
General Blackbeard wounded at the Battle of Leadenhall
Artist:
Date:
1784
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
Image: 254 x 352 mm (10 x 13 7/8 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1988.1.7
Acquisition Date:
1988-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, George Henry Cabaniss Jr. Fund

Exhibition History:

CPLH, Tradition and Innovation, 1500 - 1989, 10 Sept - 31 Dec 1989.

Political satire based on Benjamin West's painting of the death of General Wolfe.
Colorful, ironic depiction of a wounded general surrounded by a variety of figures: a brown-robed friar with cup of water; bonneted young woman behind him holding smelling salts to his nose while an enamoried young man kisses her free hand; man in Arabian clothing and scimitar inscribed "satire"; two aristocratic-looking men in white wigs; a man with gray hat with anchor-like symbol; someone in the background holding a pennant decorated with a fox and a weasel (?); and, higher than the others, a man in a crown. (Virginia K. Anderson 04/15/94)