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Creator:
Samuel Rawle, 1771–1860, British
after John Nixon, ca. 1760–1818, British
Title:

Premier Map of London and Suburbs: Undertakers regaling themselves at Death's Door, Battersea Rise, Surry

Date:
1801
Medium:
Engraving on slightly textured, medium, white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 5/8 × 6 7/8 inches (11.7 × 17.5 cm) and Mount: 5 1/2 × 7 7/8 inches (14 × 20 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, upper center: "UNDERTAKERS regarding themselves at DEATH'S DOOR Battersea Rise SURRY"; lower center: "But see the well plum'd hearse comes nodding on | Stately and slow; and properly attended | By the whole sable tribe, that painful watch"; lower center: "The sick man's door, and live upon the dead, | By letting out their persons by the hour | To mimic sorrow, when the heart's not sad. | The Grave a poem by Blair"; lower right: "Published by J. Sewell Cornhil, Octob.r 1.st 1801"; lower left: "Engraved by S. Rawle from an orginal Drawing by J. Nixon Esq.r"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.15269
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:32141
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