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Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756–1827

Miseries of human life / designed and etched by T. Rowlandson.

[London] : Published December 14, 1808, by R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101, Strand, London, [1808]
Physical Description:
[50] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND497.R78 M57 1808
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Engraved throughout.
"Issued serially between 1806 and 1808, the final book form appearing to differ considerably in different copies."--Cf. Abbey.
"Plate no. 50 bears the imprint of Rowlandson, as well as his signature. This plate is sometimes replaced by one of six variants, it is possible that the difference in copies can be explained by the fact that copies sold by the artist varied from those marketed direct from the publisher"--Cf. Abbey.
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, II, 119-124
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 259
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 317
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Includes "Pall Mall' (no. 40) which has been replaced in other issues by "The Chiropodist".
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.
Caricatures and cartoons -- Great Britain.
Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1808.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Satire, English
Wit and humor, Pictorial.
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Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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