A patent extinguisher, being a safe & easy mode of putting out a candle [graphic].

Creator:
Nixon, John, -1818, artist.
Physical Description:
1 print : aquatint with etching on wove paper ; plate mark 28.8 x 23 cm
Notes:
Title etched above image.
Artist attribution from dealer's description.
Study for a print of the same title that was published July 1801 by W. Holland.
Abstract:
An old woman dressed in her nightcap and gown, her one breast hanging exposed from her gown, climbs into bed in which her husband already lies. She expels gas from her bottom in the direction of the candle on the ground in front of the fireplace with such force that it lifts the cat off the ground and bends the candle. Above the fireplace is a broadside entitled: The storm by Mr. Dodd, cease rude boreas balstering railes ... On the table below the window (left) is a bowl labeled "Pease porridge" and a wig on a stand. On the ground at her feet lies a corset, shoes and other garments. Above the bed are boxed and breeches; a man's coat is hung on the back of the chair to the right of the hearth.
Topics:
Bed.
Boxes.
Candlesticks.
Canopy beds.
Cats.
Corsets.
Couples.
Fireplaces.
Flatulence.
Single women.
Sleepwear.
Topics:
Holland, William, active 1782-1817, publisher.
Searle, Ronald,--1920---Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Aquatints.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1801.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
801.07.00.05
801.07.00.05+
Orbis Record:
12954465
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr34665
Number of Scans:
job281
OID:
16229229
PID:
digcoll:4083664