The Contented Dutchmen
- Mezzotint and etching on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 9 13/16 × 13 11/16 inches (24.9 × 34.8 cm) and Image: 8 3/4 x 13 11/16 inches (22.3 x 34.8 cm)
Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "10E?"; lower center: "27 a"
Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Let Heroes contend for the Laurel wreath'd prize, | And Vie for the trophies of fame, | These rustics their thoughts of ambition despise, | Nor e'er to their honours lay claim."; lower center: "the Contented Dutchmen. | Publish'd Iune 12 1770."; lower right: "R. Brookshaw, Fect. | They spurn at the Bubble the world calls applause, | Nor wish for the cares of the great. | From nature alone they derive all their laws, | And Laugh at the Pageants of state."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- alcohol | baskets | bench | caricature | cat (domestic cat) | chairs | costume | drinking | drinking glasses | drunk | Dutch | eating | fireplace | food | genre subject | hats | humor | interior | joy | jugs | laughing | men | pajamas | peasants | slippers | spoons | table | talking
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Print made by Richard Brookshaw, 1736–1804, The Contented Dutchmen, 1770
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