Item #59-0751 Marriot the Great Eater. Anonymous.

Marriot the Great Eater.

London, early 19th cent. Engraving by an unknown artist of Marriot the Great Eater, a lawyer reknowned for his consumptive ability, mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary. Image size: 169 x 129 mm. Trimmed within plate marks. Wove paper. Verse below image: "Here to your view's presented the great Eater,/ Marriot the Lawyer, Grayes-Innes Cormorant;/ who for his Gutt is become a meer cheater:/ Those that will feed him Councell shall not want." From scrapbook compiled by noted 19th c. British collector T. Purland in 1845. Item #59-0751

Price: $80.00

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