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[George Tappin, Old George the Grave Digger]
[George Tappin, Old George the Grave Digger]
E. Butler, del & lith. London. Printed by L.M. Lefevre.
Published by E. Buter, Reading [n.d., c.1832].
Rare lithograph. Sheet 270 x 220mm (10½ x 8¾"). Repaired tear in right edge. Pencil writing.
George Tappin (1785-1842), gravedigger at St Mary's Church, Reading, shown up to his waist in a grave, pick in one hand, spade handle with his initials to one side. The original painting, by Edward Butler (1810-1894), a local artist, bookseller & stationer, is in the Reading Museum, without the open grave.
See Reading Museum 1947.45.1 for the painting.
[Ref: 58083]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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