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Rufus Stone - New Forest Hampshire No. 3

Rufus Stone - New Forest Hampshire No. 3

Artist: Allen, I.T.

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1803

Shelfmark: Ktop XIV

Item number: 84-c

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This is the second of two almost identical views of the Rufus stone. This one was drawn in pen with ink washes. The Rufus Stone marks the site of William II's death in 1100, when he was shot by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest. The stone was erected by John Lord Delwar in 1745. Inscribed on the stone is the message that George III visited the site on 17 June 1789.

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