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Two elderly women in bed, disturbed from sleep by a nightmare vision of "The monster" (R. Williams), 1790. Drawing.

Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809.
Date
[1790?]

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Description

One of the women sits up in bed and the other jumps out of it, her foot hitting a chamber pot. Right, the vision of the "Monster", a man who attacked young women, is shown as a three-headed man with horns, a snake and a devil on his head, a devil's tail, claws, and two long knives with which he threatens to penetrate the spinsters

Lettering

Old maids dreaming of the monster

Publication/Creation

[1790?]

Physical description

1 drawing : pen and ink and ink wash ; sheet 20.7 x 28.3 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24946i

Creator/production credits

The associated etching is attributed by M.D. George to "[?H.W.]", who may be Henry Wigstead. He engraved designs by other artists, in this case perhaps G.M. Woodward

Reproduction note

Drawing made for or after an etching of the same composition described by M.D. George in the British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VI, London 1938, no. 7728

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  • English


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