After sweet meat comes sour sauce : Or Corporal Casey got into the wrong box
- After sweet meat comes sour sauce : Or Corporal Casey got into the wrong box
The Corporal has incautiously been paying a secret visit to a fine, plump and well favoured damsel, on whose affections, it would seem, the man of war has no legitimate claim. The lady is snugly disposing her lover in a strong-box, with iron clamps, probably the sea-chest of the lawful proprietor of the chamber. Before closing the lid on the captive swain the buxom maid, at whose waist hangs the key of the chest, is favouring the suitor with a parting kiss. An old 'salt,' his few remaining hairs bristling with indignation and resentment, is looking in at the window and surveying the entire transaction before making his entrance on the scene. That the Corporal has fairly got into the 'wrong box' is further hinted by a trap at his side, in which an unfortunate rat is securely imprisoned.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
- Name on Item:
November 30, 1810
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 2
- 1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 26 x 39 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
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, 194
On item: Tegg's Caricatures No. 24
- Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 2," the second volume in a set of five published under this title by Thomas Tegg. The five volumes contained 251 prints in all.