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Drawings and Water Colours / WD93

Two sketches of theatrical scenes

Artist/Maker: Henderson, W.

Ink and watercolour on thin laid paper, mounted on khaki laid paper

210 x 135 mm.
Bequest: George Powell 1882

An inscription reads "Sir J. Reynold's Dramatick Subjects." The upper sketch is a copy of The Death of Cardinal Beaufort (1377–1447) by Joshua Reynolds (taken from Shakespeare's 'Henry VI', Part II, Act III, Scene iii). Versions of the painting are at Petworth House and Dulwich Picture Gallery and there a copy at the The Holburne Museum, Bath. The lower drawing appears to be a copy of Reynolds' painting 'Count Ugolino and his Children in the Dungeon' 1770-73 at Knole in Kent.

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