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The Incurable

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
William Humphrey (British, 1742?–before 1814)
Subject:
Dr. John Monro (British, Keny 1715–1791 Hadley)
Subject:
Charles James Fox (British, 1749–1806)
Date:
April 4, 1784
Medium:
Hand-colored etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 9/16 × 11 7/8 in. (24.3 × 30.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.53
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image left: "Dazzled with hope He could not see the Cheat / Of aiming with impatience to be great- / With wild Ambition in his heart we find"; right: "Farewell content and quiet of his mind / For Glittering Clouds he left the solid Shore / And wonted happiness returns no more."; bottom center: "Pub-d April 4th 1784 by W. Humphry No. 227 Strand"
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12 1959
Grego I.124, II.389; British Museum Satires 6495
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 6495.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 124, vol. II, p. 389.



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