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Owen Farrell, a dwarf. Engraving by J. Hulett, 1742, after H. Gravelot.

  • Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773
Date
27 May 1742
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286i
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Published according to the Act of Parliament, 27 May 1742.

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1 print : engraving with etching

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Owen Farrel the Irish dwarf. He was born in the county of Caven; & in ye year 1716. was footman to a Colonel at Dublin: afterwards- was carried about for a show, being but 3f-9in high, yet so surprizingly strong, that he could carry- 4 men, 2 sitting astride on each arm, and perform several other feats of strength; at last he came to London, where he begged about the streets: some time before his death he sold his body to Mr Omrod a surgeon for a weekly allowance, who after his death made a skeleton of his bones, which is now in the museum of his grace the Duke of Richmond. To Cromwell Mortimer M.D. Fellow of the College of Physicians Secretary of the Royal Society London, & c.- This plate is inscribed by his humble serv.t James Hulett- Gravelot del. ; Hulett sculp

References note

Peter Black (ed.), "My highest pleasures": William Hunter's art collection, London 2007, p. 154

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 286i

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