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Banditti Taking his Post
  • John Mortimer
    1740-1779
    born: Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
  • Banditti Taking his Post, 1775
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 282 x 184 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 1/8 x 7 1/4 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 304 x 204 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 11 15/16 x 8 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 344 x 239 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 9/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0026
Description

A man sits on a boulder, his torso twisted to his right to speak to two men behind him. His right leg is propped up on a large rock and his right leg is resting on the ground. He is wearing sandals. The man is wearing metal armor on the upper half of his body underneath his clothes. He is also wearing a helmet and carrying a spear. He is pointing with his left arm, giving directions to two men. They are surrounded by trees and rocks.