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A man in bedclothes prising insects (?) off his bed-curtains with a fork into a saucepan. Etching by T.L. Busby, ca. 1826.

Busby, Thomas Lord.
Date
[1826?]
Reference
726202i
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Description

The walls and floor are distressed. Mice nibble at the man's wig on the floor, The door is jammed shut with a propped beam. Weapons (a sword and pistol) are displayed on a wall. A commode chair (chair fitted with a chamber pot) near the bed is shown from behind on the right

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image and lettering 10.8 x 14.1 cm

Lettering

Innocent sport

Creator/production credits

Attribution to Busby rests on provenance: the impression catalogued was part of a collection of impressions of "Busby's humorous etchings"

Publications note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 726202i

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Languages

  • English



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