Dropsy courting consumption
- Dropsy courting consumption
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.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
- Name on Item:
October 25, 1810
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 5
- 1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 39 x 26 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
London, No. 111 Cheapside :
- 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
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.