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DESCRIPTION OF MR. WYATT'S GREAT PICTURE ...
Description of Mr. Wyatt's great picture of the lioness seizing the horse in the Exeter mail coach; now open for public inspection in the Roman Gallery, at the Egyptian Hall, in Piccadilly. Open from ten till dusk. -- Admittance 1s.
London: printed for the proprietor, and sold at the place of exhibition, London Museum, Piccadilly, 1819.
8 p., [1] etch. pl. ; 20.5 cm. (8º)

The 'alarming and wonderful Occurance' depicted by Wyatt (presumably Henry Wyatt, 1794--1840) took place on 20 November 1816. Thanks to a brave on-looker who blinded the lioness with a lantern, the horse survived and was bought by Wyatt. The painting was exhibited for one month from 16 March 1819 after which the entire contents of William Bullock's Egyptian Hall, including the Roman Gallery of antiquities and pictures, the Liverpool/London museum, and the Museum Napoleon were sold at auction (q.v.).

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting half-title. Bound in a collection of pamphlets.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'Ainger On The Building Act &c &c'., later numbered '26' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4304


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