- Part Of:
- Pan and brown ink, brown wash, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
- Sheet: 5 3/4 × 3 7/16 inches (14.6 × 8.7 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 6 13/16 × 4 1/2 inches (17.3 × 11.4 cm), and Mount: 12 11/16 × 16 5/16 inches (32.2 × 41.4 cm)
Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "DUNMOW in Essex. Flitch of Bacon--The claming | of the celebrated reward for conubial bliss & happiness | originated at Dunmow in Essex. Any person going | hither to claim the flitch of [were?] required to kneel | upon 2 stones placed at the Convent door. | and take upon themselves an oat swearng that | they had lived together in the greatest harmony for a given period"
Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "T. Rowlandson."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors-Sketchbooks
- Prints and Drawings
- Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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