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An obese man wooing a tall lean woman outside a mausoleum; representing dropsy and consumption. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1810.

  • Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
Date
10 October 1810
Reference
10739i
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Description

Symbolical figures of 'dropsy' and 'consumption' flirting outside a mausoleum; another couple promenade before a statue of Hercules in the background

Publication/Creation

[London] (111 Cheapside) : Thos. Tegg, 10 October 1810.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 35.3 x 25 cm.

Lettering

Dropsy courting consumption. Rowlandson del.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 11635
Carolyn A. Day, Consumptive chic: a history of beauty, fashion, and disease, [London?] 2017, p. 83, fig. 7.1 and front cover

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 10739i

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Languages

  • English


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