BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Pictures

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.
Date
2 September 1802

Available online

view 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.
View

License

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Credit: 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. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

About this work

Description

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"

Lettering

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

Publication/Creation

[London] (No. 1 James St. Adelphi) : Design'd and pub'd by T. Rowlandson, 2 September 1802.

Physical description

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

Publications note

Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11908i

Type/Technique

Language

  • English


Where to find it


Identifiers


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.