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The Pilgrimage to Canterbury

Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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Thomas Stothard became a student of the Royal Academy in 1778 and was made a full academician in 1794. The 'Rape of the Lock' is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope (1688–1744), first published in 1712. The poem satirises a petty squabble by comparing it to the epic world of the gods. In this way Pope is criticising the over-reaction of contemporary society to trivial things.

Royal Cornwall Museum

Truro


Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 25.8 x W 25.8 cm

Accession number

TRURI : 1931.47

Acquisition method

gift, 1931

Work type

Painting


Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ England

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