The last gasp, or, Toadstools mistaken for mushrooms [graphic] / Rowlandson del.

By Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside
[not before 1 September 1813]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35 x 25 cm, on sheet 37 x 26 cm
Title etched below image.
Reissue, with beginning of imprint statement burnished from plate.
Date of publication based on earlier state with the complete imprint "Pubd. September 1st, 1813, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside." Cf. No. 12145 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9.
Plate numbered "210" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 3.
Also issued separately.
"Price one shilling coloured."--Lower right corner of design.
Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 254.
Temporary local subject terms: Thermometer -- Doctor -- Clock.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss Collection ; May, 1954 ; Acquisitions no.: 954-5-12-19.
"An elderly old-fashioned doctor, holding his gold-headed cane, sits bending forward to inspect the tongue of his agonized patient. The latter, grotesquely obese, sits in a low arm-chair (right) with his lean and hideous wife beside him; a thin grotesque footman, his hair standing on end, stands behind the doctor's chair, leaning towards his master. All three put out their tongues, and all register dismay; the equally ugly doctor gapes in unhelpful concern. The grotesque heads are closely grouped against a high window. A grandfather clock (left) shows that the time is 2.22. A thermometer hangs on the wall."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Variant Titles:
Toadstools mistaken for mushrooms
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1813
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1813
Watermarks (Paper) -- 1817
Watermarks (Paper) -- C. Wilmott -- 1819
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
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Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
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Digital version