[Bob Foster, the flying barber] / JK Baldrey sculpt.

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Joshua Kirby Baldrey
[Bob Foster, the flying barber] / JK Baldrey sculpt.
ca.mbridge, England : Pubd Jany 1 1787 by JK Baldrey, [1787]
Peel 1633
Cambridge, England : Pubd Jany 1. 1787. by JK Baldrey, [1787]
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Caption text below image: Saepe velut qui / Currebat fugiens hostem.
Title from British Museum, and suggested by the overall similarity of the subject to that in an etching by the same artist (BM Satires 6834), and by a description of this print in Wordsworth's Social life at the English universities in the eighteenth century.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Not in George; evidently the same subject shown in BMSat 6834 and BMSat 6835, also by Baldrey and issued February 23, 1785.


Print shows a lean man running to the right as he looks over his shoulder; he holds a small covered pot (a chafer for hot water) in his hand, and under his arm is a barber's bowl and a folded towel.

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