The Death of William Rufus. La Morte de Guillaume Rufus.
Publish'd as the Act directs Oct. 15 1789 by F. Chesham No.8 Terrace Walworth Surry.
Engraving, very fine impression. 391 x 475mm (15½ x 18¾"). One fold and trimmed.
William Rufus falling to the ground after being hit by an arrow; deer seen running to the right. Other riders seen around the trees; the rider who shot him approaches utterly shocked. William Rufus, also known as William II (c.1056-1100) the third son of William I of England, and king of England from 1087 until his death. He was shot by an arrow by an nobleman named Walter Tirel, and was apparently then abandoned by the nobles at the place where he fell.
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