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Lying next to a treasure chest is an open book which reads: "A smokey house and a scolding wife are the plague of mans life. Oh what pleasure well about when my wife is laid in ground"
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 35.3 x 24.9 cm
Sorrow's dry or a cure for the heart ache. ...
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A man cavorting with a young woman, while his recently deceased wife lies in a coffin in the background. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1802.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY
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