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After Thomas Stothard 1755–1834
The Pilgrimage to Canterbury, engraved by Louis Schiavonetti and James Heath
Medium Etching and engraving on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 269 x 958 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Not on display
Robert Cromek, who had commissioned the original painting of the Canterbury Pilgrims from Stothard, was eager to have the image engraved. In fact this engraving was not published until 1817, by which time Cromek had died.
The print was a great commercial success. In 1855 it was said that ‘few, if any, engravings of that period were so popular with the public’. A key to the figures in the picture is printed under the image.
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