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A man and a woman riding on horseback outside Cambridge: the man's horse is flatulent. Etching after H.W. Bunbury.

  • Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811.
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The letter that refers to the print purports to be by one George Gillyflower of St John's College Cambridge. He complains that his horse suffers from flatulence from the rear, and that his lady friend refuses to ride with him unless he has it cured, which he does with the aid of some medicinal powders supplied by a farrier

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[England] : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with stipple ; platemark 25.5 x 21.1 cm

Lettering

Love and wind. Juvenum pulcherimus alter, altera, quas Oriens habuit, prælata puellis. Ovid. H. Bunbury Esqr. delin.

Lettering note

The Latin tag is from Ovid, Metamorphoses IV, 55-56, describing Pyramus and Thisbe

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 28510i

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