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dorothy pentreath portrait engraving cornish cornwall

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Dorothy Pentreath of Mousehole in Cornwall


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Original antique portrait print


'Dorothy Pentreath of Mousehole in Cornwall, the last Person who could converse in the Cornish language'. From "Wonderful and Scientific Museum, or Magazine of Remarkable and Eccentric Characters" by R. S. Kirby. Dorothy Pentreath (1692– 1777), known as Dolly, was the last known native speaker of the Cornish language. She is also the best-known of the last fluent speakers of Cornish. CONDITION : Paper toning. Stitching holes in left hand margin. With accompany text description.

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artist Anon.
method Copper-line engraving
date 1781
size 180mm by 108mm (platemark)
SKU PT9598