Premier Map of London and Suburbs: Undertakers regaling themselves at Death's Door, Battersea Rise, Surry
- Materials & Techniques:
- Engraving on slightly textured, medium, white wove paper
- Sheet: 4 5/8 × 6 7/8 inches (11.7 × 17.5 cm), Mount: 5 1/2 × 7 7/8 inches (14 × 20 cm)
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:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- architectural subject
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Samuel Rawle, 1771–1860, British, Premier Map of London and Suburbs: Undertakers regaling themselves at Death's Door, Battersea Rise, Surry, 1801
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