Clod Lumpwitz. Gib: Prof.
[Bury St. Edmunds: G. Ingram, 1801.]
A rare etching. 172 x 171mm. 6¾ x 6¾".
A portrait of Professor Lumpwitz, harrassed by demons. Lumpwitz was supposed to be the author of 'Tales of the Devil, from the gibberish of Professor Lumpwitz S.U.S and C.A.C. in the University of Snoringberg'; however the book was written and illustrated by Henry W. Bunbury and was an attack on the fashion for gothic horror poetry, particularly Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.
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