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A barber standing outside his shop confuses a passer-by with an ambiguously worded notice. Etching by R.W. Smart and aquatint by G. Hunt after W.H. Pyne.

  • Pyne, W. H. (William Henry), 1769-1843.
Date
1 August 1822
Reference
29614i
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Description

The man passing the shop on horseback is confused by a notice which might mean "What do you think? I shave for drink" or "What? Do you think I shave for drink?". In the background, a clergyman buys poultry from a market stall

Publication/Creation

London (34, Rathbone Place) : S. & I. Fuller, 1 August 1822.

Physical description

1 print : aquatint, with etching ; platemark 22.6 x 27.5 cm

Lettering

What do you think I shave for drink. W.H. Pyne del,t ; Smart & Hunt sculp,t

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 29614i

Languages

  • English


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