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A funeral procession of elderly women with cats in their arms, following the coffin of a dead cat, in a churchyard. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Pettit after E.G. Byron, 10 April 1789.

Byron, Frederick George, 1764-1792.
Date
10 April 1789

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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The coffin is held by two of the women; the bereaved cat owner holds a handkerchief to her eyes

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London, (50 Oxford Street) : William Holland at [the sign of] Garrick's Richard, 10 April 1789.

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1 print : etching and stipple with watercolour ; image 27.9 x 58 cm

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Old maids at a cat's funeral; designed by F.G. Byron Esqr.; engraved by John Pettit

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A funeral procession of elderly women with cats in their arms, following the coffin of a dead cat, in a churchyard. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Pettit after E.G. Byron, 10 April 1789. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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