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The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, Thomas Stothard (1755-1834)
The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, Thomas Stothard (1755-1834)
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Monday, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)
Monday, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)
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A Concert Party, Artist Unknown
A Concert Party, Artist Unknown
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Queens South Africa Medal, Second Boer War 1899-1902
Queens South Africa Medal, Second Boer War 1899-1902
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Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-1880
Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880, Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-1880
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Afghanistan Medal, Second Afghan War 1878-1880
Afghanistan Medal, Second Afghan War 1878-1880
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Sardinian Medal for Valour, Crimean War 1854-1856
Sardinian Medal for Valour, Crimean War 1854-1856
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India General Service Medal, Second Anglo-Burmese War / Second Burma War 1852-1853
India General Service Medal, Second Anglo-Burmese War / Second Burma War 1852-1853
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Turkish Crimea Medal 1855, Crimean War 1854-1856
Turkish Crimea Medal 1855, Crimean War 1854-1856
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Order of the Bath (Military Class), 1869
Order of the Bath (Military Class), 1869
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Shield with 17 Campaign Medals, 1807-1918
Shield with 17 Campaign Medals, 1807-1918
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Order of the Medjidie Medal (Fifth Class), Crimean War 1854-1856
Order of the Medjidie Medal (Fifth Class), Crimean War 1854-1856
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The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, Thomas Stothard (1755-1834) Featured Print

The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, Thomas Stothard (1755-1834)

Oil on panel, English School, late 18th / early 19th century. Thomas Stothard was born in London and was apprenticed to a draughtsman of silk pattern designs in Spitalfields. When his master died, he attended the Royal Academy in 1778, was elected a Royal Academician in 1794 and, having been taken under the wing of Sir Joshua Reynolds, devoted much of his skill to engravings and illustrations. Stothard worked prodigiously, his family portraits funding much of his art schooling. He admired Rubens and although his paintings are often small in size, they reflect Rubens colours and composition. This painting shows just one small part of The Pilgrimage to Canterbury. The finished painting (Tate N01163) includes around thirty characters and is almost a metre in length. The engraver and publisher Robert Cromek commissioned this painting from Stothard. He then put it on display and charged visitors a shilling to see it. He also collected subscriptions for the forthcoming print of the painting. William Blake, then a close friend of Stothard, claimed that Cromek had commissioned a painting of the Canterbury Pilgrims from him first, but that Cromek had not liked his design and so took the commission to Stothard. Blake then accused Cromek and, through him, Stothard of copying his long, frieze-like composition. Blake was furious when Stothard's resulting work spring boarded his career and brought about numerous important commissions. It is unlikely that Blake's accusations were well-founded, but the dispute effectively ended Blake and Stothard's friendship

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First China War Medal, First Anglo-Chinese War 1839-1842
First China War Medal, First Anglo-Chinese War 1839-1842
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Army of India Medal, 1799-1826
Army of India Medal, 1799-1826
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Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814
Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814
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Carved Figure, Mandalay, Myanmar (formerly Burma), South East Asia
Carved Figure, Mandalay, Myanmar (formerly Burma), South East Asia
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Brownies, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. November 1985
Brownies, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. November 1985
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Fishing boats, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900
Fishing boats, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900
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Remembrance Day, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. November 1991
Remembrance Day, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. November 1991
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Wreath laying, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. November 1985
Wreath laying, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. November 1985
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