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    Ten horses; three in the foreground at left (one black, two white), two bucking in midground, right; after Francis Barlow. 1663

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    • 1663
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    • Height: 157 millimetres
    • Width: 212 millimetres
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        Lettered "F.Barlow inu: WHollar fecit 1663"
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    For information on the volume see 1997,0928.14.1

    Duplicate impressions at 1978,U.1682 and Q,5.531
    See New Hollstein 1710-1717; catalogued under Hollar, P2085, as plate 6 for Variae quadrupedum species; see original drawing, 1875,0612.561

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    • Pennington 2085 bibliographic details
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Ten horses; three in the foreground (one black, one white), two bucking in midground, right


Ten horses; three in the foreground (one black, one white), two bucking in midground, right Etching

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