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


Manners Featured Thomas Stothard Print


The death of Lord Robert Manners ... From the original picture painted by Stothard, in the possession of His Grace the Duke of Rutland. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin, Historical Engraver to His Majesty, & to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; and Charles Sherwin, Engraver to His Majesty.
Lettering continues: "who greatly fell, when commanding the Resolution of 74 guns, in that ever memorable action fought in the West Indies, on the 12th of April 1782, under the command of St George Rodney; wherein the French lost 8 of their capital ships, one of which was the Ville de Paris of 110 guns with their admiral the Count de Grasse on board. The action lasted from 7 in the morning till 7 in the evening. The noble and gallant youth in the heat of action received an 18 pound shot thorugh both his legs, & had his right arm broke by a splinter from the ship's side at the same instant. Thus fell the son of the Marquis of Granby universally regretted by the nation as well as the navy. To the officers and seamen of the British Navy this print is most humbly dedicated by their obedient servant Thomas Macklin." - 1786

© Wellcome Collection / Thomas Stothard

Dying parents taking leave from their children on their deathbed, leaving them in Featured Thomas Stothard Print

Dying parents taking leave from their children on their deathbed, leaving them in

From the ballad of the children in the wood ... Design'd by T. Stothard. Engrav'd b Jos. Collyer & Julius Tidd.
The lettering continues underneath the print with the ballad of The children in the wood. - 1786

© Wellcome Collection / Thomas Stothard