A cake in danger [graphic]
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- A cake in danger [graphic]
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [20 April 1806]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. April 20, 1806, by T. Rowlandson, James St., Adelphi
A night scene (or early morning) in a London street. A countryman responds to the advances of two young prostitutes, one of whom takes a handkerchief from his coat-pocket. They are lit by the lantern hanging in a watchman's box; the aged watchman sleeps, leaning his arms on the half-door. Behind, in shadow, are the houses. Below the title: Careful Observers, studious of the Town, Shun the Misfortunes that disgrace the Clown. Gay's Trivia.--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Original imprint statement partially burnished out and scratched through but legible.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
For a description of the original imprint see no. 10646 Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8.
Mounted to 39 x 28 cm.
- 1 print : sheet 35.3 x 25 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1806
Etchings England London 1806
- etching with stipple ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1806
England > London > 1806
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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