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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.
- 10 April 1789
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The coffin is held by two of the women; the bereaved cat owner holds a handkerchief to her eyes
London, (50 Oxford Street) : William Holland at [the sign of] Garrick's Richard, 10 April 1789.
1 print : etching and stipple with watercolour ; image 27.9 x 58 cm
Old maids at a cat's funeral; designed by F.G. Byron Esqr.; engraved by John Pettit
Wellcome Library no. 563070i
Lettering continues with an ode to the deceased cat: "No lover's corse this virgin train attend ..."