The Fat Man Of Maldon Mezzotint Engraving Circa.1751
The Fat Man Of Maldon Mezzotint Engraving Circa.1751
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The Fat Man Of Maldon Mezzotint Engraving Circa.1751

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Mr Edward Bright late of Malden in Essex. Mezzotint engraving by JJ Haid. Circa 1751. Edward Bright 1721-1750. Was a grocer in Maldon in Essex known as the "Fat man of Maldon" reputed to be at his death to be the "fattest man in England" at 43.5 Stone. 609 pounds. 29.5 by 41 cms pl. 33 by 44 cms sheet. Printed on laid paper trimmed to upper margin with two short tears into image at top. Some surface grubbiness all to no real detriment. Good impression. Rare.