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.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
- 2 September 1802
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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"
Sorrow's dry or a cure for the heart ache. ...
[London] (No. 1 James St. Adelphi) : Design'd and pub'd by T. Rowlandson, 2 September 1802.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 35.3 x 24.9 cm
Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954
Wellcome Library no. 11908i
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