Wet under foot [graphic].

Published/Created:
London
Publish'd February 10th, 1812, by H. Humphrey, No. 27 St. James's Street
[10 February 1812]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 27.5 x 22.2 cm, on sheet 30 x 24 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Temporary local subject terms: Pattens -- Lantern -- Petticoat Lane.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss Collection ; May 1954 ; Acquisitions no.: 954-5-14-148.
Abstract:
"A street scene at the corner of 'Petticoat Lane' (left) and 'Smock Alley' (right). An ugly and bedizened woman wearing pattens, holding an umbrella and kilting up her skirt, walks painfully over the cobbles, bending forward; her stockings heavily spattered with mud; her breast and arms are bare except for a scarf looped over her shoulders. Heavy slanting rain descends; it pours from the hat of an old woman (left), who stoops over a heavy basket she is carrying. Above her head a woman leans from a window, emptying a chamber-pot. Behind (right), two scavengers shovel mud into a cart. The houses are old and dilapidated, with casement windows. The lantern-sign of a penny-barber (cf. British Museum Satires No. 7605) hangs from a pent-house projection, inscribed 'Shave . . .' There is no pavement, but a solid post (left) protects a large grating let into the cobbles."--British museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1812
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1812
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
812.02.10.01
Orbis Record:
8163233
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr11597
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10967645
PID:
digcoll:974286