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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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view 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.

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Credit: 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. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

The coffin is held by two of the women; the bereaved cat owner holds a handkerchief to her eyes

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

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

Lettering

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 563070i

Lettering note

Lettering continues with an ode to the deceased cat: "No lover's corse this virgin train attend ..."

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