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Comfort for an Old Maid

Print
ca. 1800 (Published)
Artist/Maker

A coloured print of an elderly lady addressing a footman. The lady is sitting to the right of the image with an oversized hand muff and the footman stands facing her to the right of the image.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching, coloured by hand
Brief Description
Print, 'Comfort for an Old Maid' by Piercy Roberts after George 'Moutard' Woodward
Physical Description
A coloured print of an elderly lady addressing a footman. The lady is sitting to the right of the image with an oversized hand muff and the footman stands facing her to the right of the image.
Dimensions
  • 26th height: cm (sheet size)
  • Width: 31.4cm (sheet size)
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Woodward del
  • Etched by Roberts
  • London Pub.d P. Roberts 28 Middle Row. Holborn
Credit line
Bequeathed by John Jones
Object history
Object originally bound in a guard-book containing one hundred and fifteen caricatures by T. Rowlandson, W. Heath, J. Gillray, R. Dighton, G. Cruikshank and others
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
The Grotesque Factor Malaga: Museo Picasso, 2012. ISBN: 9788494024917.
Collection
Accession Number
1232:88-1882

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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