[Dogs and cats in a yard.]
[British, n.d., c.1680.]
Etching, 140 x 210mm. 5½ x 8¼".
A greyhound and spaniel looking up at two squirrels in a tree upper right; two cats lower right, a mastiff chained to a thatched building at left, and a forth dog sitting at centre of composition. From a series of plates showing groups of animals, numbered '10' lower right. The composition derives from Francis Barlow's drawing of three dogs and two cats, which was etched in reverse by Gaywood for 'Variae quadrupedum species'. Gaywood modified this design, including another dog at bottom centre and another cat at lower right, and has removed one of the original cats and added the tree with squirrels in the background. This appears to be a reissue of his plate, with the number and a 'Y' added (upper right).
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