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Creator:
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:

The Death of Sir Philip Sydney

Date:
1788
Medium:
Line engraving
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "John Mortimer invt."; lettered, lower right: "F.Bartolozzi Etchd."; lettered, lower center: "THE DEATH OF SR. PHILIP SIDNEY. | To the Right Honorable George EARL OF LEICESTER BARON DE FERRARS, &c.&c.&c. with Permission | This PLATE is inscribed by his Lordship's much obliged, most obedient & most humble servant, J.MORTIMER. | Sir Philip Sidney General of the Horse under his Uncle the Earl of Leicester, after he had received his death wound at the Battle of Zutphen, & overcome with thirst from excessive bleeding, he called for drink; which was | immediately brought him; at the moment a poor Soldier mortally wounded was carried along, who fixed his eyes eagerly on the bottle just as he was lifting it to his mouth; upon which he instantly Order'd it to him with these | words thy necessity is yet greater then mine. | Publish'd as the Act directs, Jany, 30th. 1788, by Mrs. Mortimer, Norfolk Street, Strand."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12048
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31671
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