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A convalescing woman trying in vain to rouse her slumbering hired nurse: the cat scavenges her food and the candle sets light to the carpet. Coloured etching by N. Heideloff, 1807, after T. Rowlandson.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
- October 1807
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[London] (Repository of Arts, 101 Strand) : R. Ackermann, October 1807.
1 print : etching, with watercolour.
Miseries of human life. ... Rowlandson delin. ; Etch'd by N. Heideloff.
The series of which this is part is described, though not this print: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 10815
Lettering continues: "While confined to your bed by sickness - the humours of a hired nurse, who among other attractions likes a drop of comfort - leaves your doors wide open - stamps about the chamber like a horse in a boat - slops you as you lie, with scalding potsets - attacks the fire, instead of courting it - falls into a dead sleep the moment before you want her, and then snores you down when you call to her - wakes you at the wrong hour to take your physic and then gives you a dose of aqua fortis for a composing draught & C. & C."
Wellcome Library no. 11876i
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