Beggar on Horseback

BLUCK, J. Beggar on Horseback.

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BLUCK, J. Beggar on Horseback.

Original aquatint with hand colour on wove paper after the drawing by E.E. Vidal, published by Rudolph Ackermann in "Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video", 1st June, 1820. 300 x 255 mm.
This beggar on his white horse appears to be in the possesion of all the basic necessities in life as seen from the bread & beef hanging from his saddle-bow. He is now begging for a rial (six pence) to buy some canna (coarse spirit), as a luxury.

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