'Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond', c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech.

'Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond', c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech.

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'Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond', c1860, (c1860). Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund is an English folktale that depicts the encounter of Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), wife of Henry II and his mistress Rosamund Clifford (c1150-c1176). Eleanor forces Rosamund to choose between a dagger and poison, Rosamund choses the poison and reportedly dies. From The Comic History of England, Volume I, by Gilbert A A'Beckett. [Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., London]

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People Information

  1. John Leech, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator and printmaker
  1. Eleanor of Aquitaine: French: wife of Louis VII of France, then Henry II of England
  2. Rosamund Clifford: British:
People Related
  1. Bradbury, Agnew & Co: British: Publisher
  2. Gilbert Abbott A Beckett: British: Author, writer, journalist, lawyer, playwright

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

Category Hierarchy

People Royalty

People Famous People

Society & Culture Art & Literature

Artistic Representations Satires

Artistic Representations Caricatures

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4728x5471
File Size : 75,782kb


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