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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.

  • Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
Date
2 September 1802
Reference
11908i
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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"

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

Lettering

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

References note

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

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "Were I not resolved against the yoke of hopeless marriage, never to be curs'd with second love, so fatal was the first, to this one error I might yield again. Dryden."

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11908i

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