A doleful disaster, or, Miss Fubby Fatarmin's wig caught fire [graphic] / Rowlandson del.

By Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside
[not before 20 September 1813]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.5 x 35 cm, on sheet 26 x 37 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 20th, 1813, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside." Cf. No. 12147 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9.
Text following title: Vide Bath guide.
Plate numbered "212" 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 255.
Temporary local subject terms: Chimney piece -- Clock -- Negro -- Sconce.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss Collection ; May, 1954 ; Acquisitions no.: 954-5-13-103.
"A fat lady, much décolletée, whose hair is blazing, in her frantic gestures has overturned a chair; tea- and coffee-things lie on the ground. Screaming servants rush in from the right, headed by two footmen; one holds up a table-cloth to fling over her head, but is hampered by his companion, a negro, who flings the liquid contents of a (?) large flowerpot in her face, but stands on the cloth. A fat cook follows; a pretty young woman kneels on the ground throwing up her arms, a dog howls. Four older servants look through the doorway. Two candles, the cause of the disaster, blaze on the chimneypiece where a clock shows that it is 2.25."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Variant Titles:
Miss Fubby Fatarmin's wig caught fire
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Artist]
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) -- C. Wilmott -- 1819
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
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Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
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Digital version