London: W. Dickinson, 1791. Proof plate. Print. Proof plate of a caricature of a man riding a horse, his hat flying off, and the horse's head positioned so he cannot see the pig sleeping on the road directly in front of him. A phrase in Latin below the title, "Ingrediturq Solo & Caput Inter Nubila Condit." roughly translates to 'walks on the ground and head in the clouds'.
Henry Bunbury [1750 - 1811] was an English caricaturist. His drawings were popular and regularly reissued. William Dickinson (1746-1823) was a London based stipple and mezzotint engraver of caricatures and portraits. Engraved by Maddox without his name printed at the base where it appeared in later printings.
Printed for the "Annals of Horsemanship" in sepia. Image size : 7" x 8.25" on sheet 9" x 12.5" with full impression mark and extra border. Very good condition. Item #27328