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.

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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"

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 35.3 x 24.9 cm

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Sorrow's dry or a cure for the heart ache. ...

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  • [London] (1 St. James's St. Delphi)

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  • Design'd and pub'd by T. Rowlandson

Dates

  • 2 September 1802

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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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