The Case is Altered
- Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
- Sheet: 9 3/8 × 13 1/8 inches (23.8 × 33.3 cm), Plate: 9 × 13 inches (22.9 × 33 cm), and Image: 9 × 13 inches (22.9 × 33 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "29, Apr, 1784"; inscribed on verso in graphite: illegible
Lettered inside image: "LINCOLN | I will drive you to Lincoln where | you may superinted the small beer & brick | dust | I always was a poor dog | But now I am worse than ever | Alas poor Wray | The LINCOLN | SHIRE CARAVAN | for PAUPERS"; lettered below image: "THE CASE IS ALTERED. | Rowlandson fecit | London, Published & sold by W. Humphrey No. 3 Lancaster Court"; lettered pasted on image: "REPARTEE--A gentleman, who had a remark- | ably red face, traveling through Sussex, just after | one of the powder-mills had blown up, met with a | proprietor, and asked him the way to the powder | mills; the gentleman shook his head, and replied, | 'No, Sir, you will excuse me; I have met | with one accident already this week--turn to your | right, there is a water-mill, you can do no harm | there."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Print made by Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British, The Case is Altered, 1784
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