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Satirical etching - Comedy in the Country, Tragedy in London
  • Comedy in the Country, Tragedy in London
    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827
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Comedy in the Country, Tragedy in London

  • Object:

    Satirical etching

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1807 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Frank A. Gibson

  • Museum number:

    E.1242-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 177

Non-political caricatures from around 1800 often address differences in the dress, manners and behaviour of country-dwellers compared to Londoners. Here, what constitutes a good night out and how the audience conducts itself are shown to take very different forms in the two locations.

Physical description

Satirical etching

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1807 (published)

Artist/maker

Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching coloured by hand

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm plate, Width: 24.7 cm plate

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Printing ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Etching; Hand colouring

Subjects depicted

Hats; Sconces; Comedy; Costume; Servants; Theatre; Tragedy; French horns; Violinists

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Prints; Politics; Satire

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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