Muscles of the horse. Engraving by C. Grignion after F. Sartorius for J. Bridges, 1772.

  • Bridges, Jeremiah.
April 16th 1772
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The left side of the horse, in profile to left


London (the George Inn Long Acre) : publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J. Barber, April 16th 1772.

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1 print : line engraving with etching ; platemark 53 x 60.7 cm


By Jeremiah Bridges anatomist from Oxford. To his Grace the Duke of Northumberland this plate is most humbly inscribed by his Grace's most obliged and obedient servant, Joseph Barber. F. Sartorius pinxt. C. Grignion sculpt.

References note

John G.P. Wood, 'A tale of two prints: Jeremiah Bridges and Edward Snape', Veterinary history: Journal of the Veterinary Historical Society, 2004, n.s. 12: 173-183


Two other impressions are known (in 2004), in the Library of the Royal Veterinary College, London (RVC) and in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale University.


Wellcome Collection 583971i

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Bridges published a book on farriery in 1751 (No foot, no horse, an essay on the anatomy of the foot of that noble and useful animal the horse, re-issued 1752). The composition is different from any in Stubbs's plates in his Anatomy of the horse (1766)



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