Comforts of an Irish fishing lodge [graphic]
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- Comforts of an Irish fishing lodge [graphic]
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, attributed name.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [12 May 1812]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. May 12th, 1812, by H. Humphrey, No. 27 St. James's Street
"Two men sit in a dilapidated room, the floor completely covered by water in which three pigs wade, ducks swim and dive, and geese run aggressively towards a dog. Their feet rest on boulders. One stout man in a broken chair sits with his elbows on a small round table, holding up a large watch, the hands showing that it is 9.40, and yawning deeply. On the table are a decanter containing a tiny 'blue devil', cf. British Museum Satires No. 8745, and a guttering candle stuck in a potato at which a rat is nibbling. Another rat runs up the table leg. The other man (right), with closed eyes, and hands on knees, sits on a stool, registering melancholy resignation. One pig (left) devours a 'Racing Calendar' which floats on the water. A fire of sticks burns smokily on a wide hearth; a large pot is overturning, the contents gushing over. Above the chimney-piece hangs a picture in a broken frame of a country house. There is one small casement window, half boarded up, the other half partly stuffed up with a pair of breeches. A ham and a hare hang from hooks in the ceiling. High up on the wall is a small shelf on which is broken china; a cat stands on it."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Possibly etched after a design by Bunbury; see British Museum catalogue.
1 print : etching with stipple, hand-colored ; sheet 24.4 x 34 cm.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark. Mounted on page 24.
- 1 print : plate mark 25 x 35 cm, on sheet 27 x 38 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 82 819V
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1812
Etchings England London 1812
- etching with stipple ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
Clocks & watches
Clocks & watches
England > 1812
England > London > 1812
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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