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Wax effigy of William Pitt the Elder, 1775

Wax effigy of William Pitt the Elder, 1775


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Wax effigy of William Pitt the Elder, 1775

BAL3348 Wax effigy of William Pitt the Elder, 1775 by Wright, Patience (1725-86); Westminster Abbey, London, UK; (add.info.: William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham (1708-1778). Wearing parliamentary robes.); American, out of copyright

Media ID 23347076

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Likeness Waxwork Lifelike


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This print showcases a remarkable wax effigy of William Pitt the Elder, dating back to 1775. Created by the talented artist Patience Wright, this lifelike representation can be found in Westminster Abbey, London. Dressed in elegant parliamentary robes, Pitt's likeness is strikingly accurate. The attention to detail is impeccable; from his meticulously crafted wig to the fine lines etched on his face, every feature has been faithfully recreated. This waxwork captures the essence of a prominent politician who played a significant role during his time. William Pitt the Elder, also known as Earl of Chatham, was an influential figure in British history. His contributions and leadership left an indelible mark on society. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are transported back to a pivotal era where politics shaped nations. The image evokes curiosity and admiration for both the artistry involved in creating such a realistic wax effigy and for its historical significance. It serves as a reminder that art can transcend time and provide us with glimpses into our past. Bridgeman Images has skillfully captured this extraordinary piece through their lens, allowing us to appreciate its beauty even from afar. Let this photograph transport you into history as you marvel at the lifelike portrayal of one of Britain's most esteemed politicians - William Pitt the Elder.

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