Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
A man of feeling [graphic] / Rowlandson del.
"A lean and grotesquely ugly old parson, wearing cap and gown, sits in his college room with a pretty young woman on his knee. She puts an arm round his neck and warms a foot at a blazing fire, on which stands a large coffee-pot. Her (large) straw bonnet and gloves are on the ground. Through a high Gothic window (right) two other Fellows look in, much amused. Behind him and against his chair is a table covered with punch-bowl, lemons, a decanter, bottles of 'Gin', 'Rum', and 'Coniac', and a jar of 'Preserved Ginger', &c. On the floor beside it is a huge volume: 'Doomsday Book', with other books, one being 'Arratin' [Aretino], another (open) 'A Master of Arts / a Fellow Feeling for the human Race'. With these are spectacles, cork-screw, long pipe, tobacco-jar. On the high chimney-piece are a nymph disrobing, candlestick, medicine-bottles, jug, and a framed 'Oxford almanack'. Beside it hang a violin and bow. On the wall hang a chess-board and a bag, as in British Museum Satires No. 12161, with a notice: 'Term begins -- Term ends -- Long Vacation'. British Museum Satires No. 10811 by Rowlandson has the same title (from Mackenzie's novel)."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Title etched below image.
Later state; imprint has been completely burnished from plate.
Publication information inferred from earlier state with the imprint: Pubd. December 2nd, 1811, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside. Cf. No. 11783 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9.
Plate numbered "126" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 2.
"Price one shilling coloured."
Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 216.
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1811. gmgpc
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1811. gmgpc
Watermarks (Paper) -- 1817. rbpap CtY-LW
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher.
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