Fortitude – An Aristocrat on the Way to Execution

Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1954)

c. 1900

Pen and ink

From the author's collection

An apparently unconcerned aristocrat goes to his death, defiantly maintaining the manners of good breeding, as if he were merely going out for a stroll; is it fortitude, or arrogance? [Click on image to enlarge it, and mouse over text to find links.]

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