Les plaisir [sic] du mènage [graphic] / Agnes T-n.

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. Augt. 1st, 1781, by H. Humphrey, New Bond St
[1 August 1781]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching ; sheet 23 x 29 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Attributed to Gillray in the British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Abstract:
"A domestic interior. In the upper margin is engraved, "Give me the sweet delight of Love - a Catch", and the design illustrates the lines of the catch: "A smoky house, a failing trade, Six squalling brats, and a scolding jade." A man (full-face) stands disconsolately, his hands clasped while his virago of a wife (left) threatens him with her fist. One small child pulls his coat and points to a little brother kicking on the floor, while a rather older girl weeps with her pinafore to her eyes, and another boy blows a trumpet. This group is on the right. On the left one child clutches another by the hair. The man's toes protrude through one of his shoes, he is without breeches, and these hang from a nail on the wall (right) next his wife's hat. A parroquet sits screeching on the outside of its cage. The plaster has fallen from the wall in patches, showing bricks. A smoky fire burns in the grate (left); on the chimney-piece are tea-things."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Plaisir du mènage
Plaisirs du mènage
Give me the sweet delight of love : a catch
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Children
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Couples
Domestic life
Families
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1781
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1781
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:
781.08.01.03
Orbis Record:
6738629
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04766
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723504
PID:
digcoll:552730