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Print - The Cadger's Trot

The Cadger's Trot

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Edinburgh (printed)

  • Date:

    1823 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bewick, Thomas, born 1753 - died 1828 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case ES, shelf 100, box A

Thomas Bewick was in Edinburgh in 1823 and visited the printing office of Ballantine and Robertson where he was persuaded to make this drawing of a horse in full trot. This was Thomas Bewick's only attempt at lithography. Copies were not greatly sought after in Bewick's lifetime.

Physical description

The image shows a man on horseback riding through the rain

Place of Origin

Edinburgh (printed)


1823 (printed)


Bewick, Thomas, born 1753 - died 1828 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Sketched by TB at Edinburgh
21st Augs. 1823
Below and printed as part of the image and written in reverse

Robertson & Ballantine's Lithogy Edinh.
Lettered to the bottom left of the image


Height: 211 mm, Width: 260 mm

Descriptive line

'The Cadger's Trot' by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828); lithograph; 1823

Production Note

Bewick's only attempt at lithography


Paper; Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Horse; Rider


Prints; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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