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Accomodation ladder

Accomodation ladder

Item Information

Title:
Accomodation ladder
Description:
At the feet of a gigantic and finely-built wench is a rotund yet diminutive Admiral, with cocked-hat, telescope, sword, and all complete ; his broad riband is marked Death or Victory. For his accommodation, that he may be able to reach her countenance within hailing distance, the lady, who is more than twice the height of her admirer, is holding a ladder ready for his ascent.
Artist:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Name on Item:
Rowlandson Del.
Date:
September 1811
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. 3
Subjects:
Ladders
Admirals
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:
111 Cheapside, London : T. 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, 115, 210
On item: 84
Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 3," the third 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_000669
Barcode:
36666003261134