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A poor depressed man prepares to hang himself in a noose attached to the ceiling. Etching by T.L. Busby, ca. 1826.

Busby, Thomas Lord.
Date
[1826?]

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view A poor depressed man prepares to hang himself in a noose attached to the ceiling. Etching by T.L. Busby, ca. 1826.

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Description

In the distressed interior of a garrett, the man suffering from the "blue devils" looks at a noose attached to a roof-beam. On a table is a notice from the "Parish": possibly a rate-demand or a summons to the parish workhouse

Publication/Creation

[London] : [T.L. Busby], [1826?]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image and lettering 11 x 13 cm

Lettering

The blue devils. Busby

Publications note

Not found in: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 726147i

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  • English


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