The husband's holyday, or, Right road to the horns [graphic] / Benedict invt. ; Cornutus sculpt.

Published/Created:
[London]
Published at No. 46 St. Johns Street, West Smithfield as the Act directs
Decr. 7, 1778
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & engraving, hand-colored ; plate mark 238 x 303 mm., on sheet 25 x 31 cm.
Notes:
Title from item.
"Price One Shilling."
Lewis-Auchincloss coll.
Price changed to "6 pence" in ms.
Abstract:
In a semi-rural setting with a cow and duck pond in foreground, and house in the background, a husband with his wig falling off, carries a vomiting infant up a hill, accompanied by his 2 other children. His wife follows behind him, enjoying the attentions of a military officer. On the right, a chaise has overturned spilling its occupants. 18 lines of verse in three columns below image.
Variant Titles:
Right road to the horns
Associated Names:
Cornutus [Printmaker]
Benedict [Artist]
Topics:
Accidents
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1770-1780
Couples
Cuckolds -- England -- Early works to 1800
Fathers & children
Houses -- England -- 18th century
Military officers -- British -- 18th century
Walking
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1778
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1778
Hand-colored illustrations
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
778.12.07.01+
Orbis Record:
6695804
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04345
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723216
PID:
digcoll:291749