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Playing monkeys and bears ; Playing bears ; Equestrian exercises.

Image ID: 823741

Playing monkeys and bears ; Playing bears ; Equestrian exercises. (1867-1868)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Playing monkeys and bears ; Playing bears ; Equestrian exercises.

Published Date

: 1867-1868

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 25 x 15 cm. (9 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "The above sketch, copied from an ancient MS., represents a monkey imitating the action of playing on the harp, and a second mimicking the violin-player; a third is riding on a bear, which is dancing to the imaginary music; and a fourth monkey is tumbling under the directions of its teacher. In another drawing we have a glee-woman dancing round an unmuzzled bear…" "The docility also of that noble animal the horse did not ....
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Original Source

: From The popular history of England : an illus. history of society and government form the earliest period to our own times. Sangster, 1867-1868) Knight, Charles (1791-1873), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- trained

Source Description

: 1 folder (21 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-Tra

Digital ID

: 823741

Record ID

: 691479

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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