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Sketch for the statue ordered to be erected to the memory of the late Wm. Beckford Esqr. by the Court of Common Council

Sketch for the statue ordered to be erected to the memory of the late Wm. Beckford Esqr. by the Court of Common Council

 
 
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Print shows William Beckford stands full-length, with his back to a wall of windows, treading on the male figure of tyranny bound with chains at his feet, with his right hand on the shoulder of Britannia in a comforting gesture as she sits with her shield to his right, looking up at him; a crown rests on a shelf to the right rear and a sword leans against an alter with the hilt resting on the Magna Charta. This a design sketch for a memorial "to be erected to the memory of the late Wm. Beckford Esqr."

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01/01/1770
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