Burney, Edward Francis (1760-1848). English. Medium: pen with blue and brown wash. Date: 19th Century. Title character of 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin' a comic ballad by William Cowper (1731-1800); in real-life he was a wealthy draper in London who owned land near Cowper in Buckinghamshire; Provenance: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA.