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Death's triumph over a much loved family man; illustrated by a skeletal death figure pulling the hair of the retreating doctor. Coloured aquatint by T. Rowlandson, 1814, after himself.

Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
[1 August 1814]
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[London (101 Strand)] : [R. Ackermann], [1 August 1814]

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1 print : aquatint, with watercolour ; image 12.3 x 20.8 cm.


No scene so blest in virtue's eyes, as when the man of virtue dies.

Publications note

Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954
R.R. Wark, Rowlandson's drawings for the English dance of death, California 1966, pl. 15
J.R. Abbey, Life in England in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860, San Francisco 1991, no. 263.


Wellcome Library no. 11399i

Reproduction note

After: drawing in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California



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