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Dropsy courting consumption

Dropsy courting consumption

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Title:
Dropsy courting consumption
Description:
Outside a building marked Mausoleum a dwarf rotunda beside a slender column kneels a round ball of a suitor, who, it would seem, is destined never to recover his perpendicular ; he is suing at the feet of an attenuated nymph, of straight and bony proportions, who it appears is in the last stage of wasting away. In the grounds a corpulent lady and a declining-looking gentleman of the Laurence Sterne type arc contemplating a statue of Hercules.
Artist:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Name on Item:
Rowlandson Del
Date:
October 25, 1810
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Caricatures
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
Series:
The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 5
Subjects:
Couples
Courtship
Extent:
1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 39 x 26 cm
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
London, No. 111 Cheapside : Thomas Tegg
Notes (acquisition):
The Albert H. Wiggin Collection, 1941
Notes (date):
Date from catalogue raisonné.
Notes (citation):
Grego, Joseph. "Rowlandson the caricaturist; a selection from his works with anecdotal descriptions of his famous caricatures, in two volumes." London: Chatto and Windus, 1880
Notes:
Title from item.
Grego, II, p. 115, 193
On item: Tegg's Caricatures. No. 45
Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 5," the fifth volume in a set of five published under this title by Thomas Tegg. The five volumes contained 251 prints in all.
Language:
English
Identifier:
18_03_000554
Barcode:
36666003260862