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Murder of the Princes, (painting)

Artist:
Flagg, G. W.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 45
Enter Tyrrel. "Tyr.--The tyrrannous and bloody act is done;/ The most arch deed of piteous massacre,/ That ever yet this land was guilty of./ Dighton and Forrest whom I did suborn/ To do this piece of ruthless butchery,/ Albeit they were flesh'd villains, bloody dogs,/ Melting with tenderness and mild compassion./ Wept like two children in their death's sad story./ 'O thus,' quoth Dighton, 'lay the gentle babes,'/ 'Thus, thus,' quoth Forrest, 'girdling one another/ Within their alabaster innocent arms:/ Their lips were four red roses on a stalk,/ Which in their summer beauty, kiss'd each other./ A book of prayers on their pillow lay:/ Which once,' quoth Forrest, 'almost changed my mind:/ But O, the Devil,'--there the villain stopp'd. [P. 6.]
Catalogue of the Exhibition of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts. Founded 1844--Chartered 1845. Now open, in the Rotunda in the Park. New-York: E.B. Clayton & Sons, Printers and Stationers, No. 5 Tontine Buildings, Wall-Street. 1846.
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Richard III
State of Being--Death--Murder
Architecture interior--Civic--Tower of London
Figure group
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat
History--England
Control number:
AECI 00830045
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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