William Tell.Collection of Heads by W.D. No 21
Lithograph with hand-colouring, printed area 265 x 220mm (10½ x 8¾"). Very fine colour.
The legendary Swiss patriot William Tell. Tell famously shot an apple from his son's head when, according to legend, the tyrant Albrecht Gessler gave him the choice between doing so and being executed. Tell subsequently employed his marksmanship to assassinate Gessler. The rebellion against ruling power that this represented was the impetus for the nascent Swiss Confederation. One of a a series of characters, some real and some fictional, by William Drummond (1800-1849, fl.).
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