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A monkey poet, in arrears with his rent, is embarrassed when his landlady opens the door to present him with bills. Etching by T. Landseer, 1828.

Landseer, Thomas, 1795-1880.
Date
1828

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Description

The monkey is an aspiring poet, dressed in rags and with his abode in disarray, his cat seems to be reading his poetry

The landlady, a female monkey with a bonnet, has opened the door a little bit and holds the bills in her hand

Publication/Creation

[London] : [Moon, Boys & Graves], 1828.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 20 x 16.2 cm

Lettering

The muse saw it upward rise. Tho mark'd by none but quick poetick eyes. Pope. T.L. 1828

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 40163i

Languages

  • English



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