Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Incurable

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
William Humphrey (British, 1742?–before 1814)
Subject:
Charles James Fox (British, 1749–1806)
Subject:
Dr. John Monro (British, Keny 1715–1791 Hadley)
Published in:
London
Date:
April 4, 1784
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/2 × 17 15/16 in. (29.2 × 45.6 cm) Plate: 9 13/16 × 12 1/16 in. (24.9 × 30.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Georgiana W. Sargent, in memory of John Osborne Sargent, 1924
Accession Number:
24.63.155
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"
Georgiana W. Sargent; Donor: Georgiana W. Sargent
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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