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richard whittington cat portrait engraving

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Sir Richard Whittington and his Cat


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Antique portrait engraving


'Portraits of Sir Richard Whittington and his Cat from an Original Painting at Mercer’s Hall'. Engraving from 'The New Wonderful Museum, and Extraordinary Magazine (1805)''. Sir Richard Whittington (c. 1354–1423) was a medieval merchant and politician, and the real-life inspiration for the pantomime character Dick Whittington. Sir Richard Whittington was four times Lord Mayor of London, a Member of Parliament and a sheriff of London.

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artist Anon.
method Copper-line engraving
date 1805
size 115mm by 90mm (platemark) 170mm by 120mm 9sheet)
SKU PT9614