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A prostitute leading an old man into the bedroom and taking money from him; implying that her services will act like a tonic and preserve his state of health. Coloured etching, 18--, after T. Rowlandson, 1811.

  • Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Date:
1800-1899
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5117i
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1800-1899

Physical description

1 print : etching (or lithograph?), with watercolour ; image, text and border 34.5 x 24.8 cm

Lettering

Touch for touch or a female physician in full practice.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 11806 (copy after that print)

Lettering note

Lettering "touch for touch" uses touch to mean "succeed in getting money out of someone" (OED s.v. touch v., 16b) and "to have sexual contact with" (OED s.v. touch v., 2a)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 5117i

Reproduction note

After: Rowlandson's etching with the same lettering, published by T. Tegg, 1 May 1811. Differences in this copy (plagiarism?): Rowlandson's name omitted, T. Tegg's imprint omitted, and painting of Danaë over mantelpiece is here replaced by a landscape in the manner of G. Dughet

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