The Effigies of Mr. Duncan Campbell the Dumb Gentleman.
Rare engraving. Plate 171 x 102mm. 6¾ x 4".
Duncan Campbell (c.1680-1730) was a Scottish deaf-mute and professed soothsayer. He went to London in 1694, where his predictions attracted attention in fashionable society. He ran into so much debt that he went to Rotterdam to enlist as soldier and returned to London a few years later, where he read a wealthy young widow's fortune to his own benefit, and having taken a house in Monmouth Street, he found himself again a centre of attraction.
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