Flea bites, or, The psalm singer [graphic].
Lewis Walpole Library > Flea bites, or, The psalm singer [graphic].
- Flea bites, or, The psalm singer [graphic].
- Alternative Title
Flea bites, or, The ballad singer
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"A lank-faced dissenter with squinting upturned eyes, and open gap-toothed mouth, sits up in bed, chanting: "O Lord what makes the fleas to bite / I never did them harm / At first they came by twos & three's / But now how they do swarm." His shirt is ragged and lank hair pokes through his night-cap. On the pillow beside him (left) is the sleeping face of a plump woman, framed by a cap-frill."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Alternative title from the Lewis Walpole Library impression, on which the word "psalm" has been erased and replaced with "ballad" in manuscript.
Date of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
In addition to the alteration to the title, the word "Lord" in the speech text has been erased and changed in manuscript to "Dear".
- 1 print : sheet 34 x 25 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1818
Etchings England London 1818
Annotations (Provenance) 19th century
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
England > 1818
England > London > 1818
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