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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:
Undertakers Regaling
Date:
1801
Medium:
Aquatint on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 5/16 × 21 inches (44 × 53.3 cm) and Image: 15 15/16 × 20 5/8 inches (40.5 × 52.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "John Nixon Esqr. delin | O Stop not here ye Sottish Wights, | for Purl nor ale nor Gine, | for if you stop, whoe'er alights. | by Death is taken in."; lettered, lower left: "Where having Eat & Drank your fill; | Shoud ye O hapless ase, | Neglect to pay your Landlords bill, | Death stares you in the face."; lettered, lower right: "With Grief sincere. I pity those, | who've drawn themselves this Scripe in. | since from his Dreadful Gripe Heaven knows. | Alas! there's no Escaping."; lettered, lower right; "Rowlandson sculp | This one advice my friends pursue. | whilst you have life and breath. | Ne'er pledge your host for if you do. | You'll surely --Drink to DEATH"; lettered, lower center: "UNDERTAKERS. | REGALING | Pubd. 15 Jan. 1801 by R. Ackermann 101 Strand"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12145
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31940
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