Miseries of human life [graphic] / Rowlandson inv. 1807.

Creator:
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
Published/Created:
[London] :
[R. Ackermann],
[1807]
Physical Description:
1 print :
etching on wove paper, hand-colored ;
plate mark 9.9 x 14.6 cm, on sheet 13 x 20 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker and publisher from British Museum online catalogue.
Two lines below title: Struggling through the curse of trying to disentangle your hair when by poking curiously about on board of ship it has become damned and matted with pitch or tar far beyond all the powers of the comb.
Abstract:
"A bedroom scene. A plump lady sits in a chair, making gestures of pain with hands and legs, while a hairdresser combs her back hair, and a negress combs a tress pulled forward over the face. Behind (left) another hairdresser combs the tousled hair of a lean man, who registers anguish. Below the design: 'Struggling through the curse of trying to disentangle your hair when by poking curiously about on board of Ship, it has become clammed and matted with pitch or tar far beyond all the powers of the comb.'"--British Museum online catalogue.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--1807
Satires (Visual works)--England--1807
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
807.00.00.78
Orbis Record:
8601972
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr03857
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires,
v. 8, no. 10820
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist,
v. ii, p. 120
OID:
10961471
PID:
digcoll:973767