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Old tabbies attending a favorite cat's funeral.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1861,0518.996

  • Title (object)

    • Old tabbies attending a favorite cat's funeral.
  • Description

    A procession of seven ugly and elderly women (left to right); each, except the third, carries a cat under her arm. The third weeps, holding a handkerchief to her eyes. On the right is the corner of a church showing a closed door and the lower part of two windows. Before it is an erect
    Tombstone:

    'O cruel death
    To please thy hungry pallet
    Has crop't my lettice
    To make thy self a sallet' 12 May 1794
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 252 millimetres
    • Width: 352 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'C. Goodnight, del & sculp.' and 'Published 12th May, 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
    An imitation of 'Old Maids at a Cat's Funeral', a more elaborate design by F. G. Byron, engraved (stipple) by John Pettit, pub. Holland, 10 Apr. 1789 (A. de R. ii. 138).

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8558 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1794 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1861,0518.996

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)   Etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching

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