The departed nobleman, or, Mourning patriots

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The departed nobleman, or, Mourning patriots
image: 305 x 425 mm; sheet: 335 x 433 mm
Peel 2609
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Title from item.
Below image: Phillelieu.
Library's copy trimmed within plate mark.


Print shows the interior of a throne room with an empty throne visible in the background; the body of a king is laid out on a table with his head on a bolster and a crown beside him; he is surrounded by figures, including a man in clerical garb who stands at center directly behind the table, wiping his eyes with a handkerchief, with a crown suspended over his head. He is flanked by two men, one of whom (at left) plays a harp and wears a papal tiara which is shown falling from his head. On the floor in the foreground is a dog with a man's face and one paw resting on a paper which reads "Clear the gallery"; a gravedigger stands to the immediate left, with a pick and shovel reading "First commiss." and "Catholic emancipation and vindictive opposition [with the inverted text] Parochial watch &c."; behind him stands a man with horns on head, while a sixth man stands with one hand raised to his breast in front of the table at right.