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Signature: in plate: "Woodward Del.", "Etch'd by Rowlandson"Inscription: In plate above: "Laughter / No. 9"; below: "Laughter is one of the most pleasing of the Passions & is with difficulty accounted / for, as risibility is frequently escited from the most simple causes. As is the case / with the Countryman & his cat." / "London Pub. 21 Jan. 1800 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand"
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins(sale Sotheby's London, Jan. 12, 1959); Vendor: Sotheby's, London , Jan. 12, 1959
Grego, Rowlandson II.1-3 and II.407; British Museum Satires 9628-9632; G.C. 56
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