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A carbuncled woman retiring to bed; creating a satirical figure of female vanity. Coloured wood engraving.

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10741i
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Image and text imply a mysogynistic theme

Publication/Creation

London (91, Long Lane, Smithfield) : J.L. Marks.

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving, with watercolour ; image 16.3 x 13.8 cm

Lettering

Lovely woman. ...

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10741i

Lettering note

Lettering continues: Oh woman! thou art the genius of consolation in the world; thou softenest down the asperities of l[i]fe; thou pourest balm into the wounds of the afflicted; without thee all would be dead, advetsity a weight to sink beneath, and even out prosperity a dreary blessing; -it is thy affection gives us strength & happiness -for how much brighter the sun-beams when we lead thee out to enjoy them & how much less we feel the storm while we shield thee from it.
The woman speaks a verse: "Remember me whene'er you sigh, be it at misnight's silent hour, remember me, and think that I, return thy sigh, and feel its power.

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