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Dibdin The Wrekin

Dibdin The Wrekin
Ann Dibdin after Charles Dibdin.
The Wrekin [in old ink mss.].
London. Published by Mr. Dibdin, 1802. 37.
Aquatintprinted in sepia.  Plate 277 x 210mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Engraved by Dibdin's daughter Ann and were aquatinted by a Mr. Hill for Dibdin's 'Observations or a tour through almost the whole of England, and a considerable part of Scotland.'
Charles Dibdin (c.1745-1814) is better known as a dramatist and song writer. His sea song 'Tom Bowling' is often played at the 'Last Night of the Proms' as part of Sir Henry Wood's 'Fantasia on British Sea Songs', which climaxes with 'Rule Britannia'.
Rare: not listed in Abbey.

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