Mrs. Mary Davis

Method Copper engraving
Artist From an Original Painting in the British Museum
Published Published as the Act directs Sepr. 10, 1792, by J. Caulfield London.
Dimensions Image 113 x 93 mm, Plate 175 x 128, Sheet 185 x 138 mm
Notes A portrait of Mary Davis from Caufield's Remarkable Persons, in profile to left with her right hand at her left breast wearing a dark dress and a white nakin tied undre her chin with a descriptive inscription below:

Mrs Mary Davis of great Saughall near Chester, 1668; when she was 28 an excrescence grew upon her head like to a Wen, which continued 30 years and then grew into two horns.

Mary Davis (1594- after 1679) was the horned woman of Great Saughall who had horns which grew from her head. She and her horns were exhibited in London in 1676. A painting of her done during her lifetime is in the British Museum.

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Condition: Trimmed 5 mm outside plate mark, otherwise excellent.
Framing unmounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 52270