The Bassoon with a French Horn Accompaniment

Thomas Rowlandson British
Publisher Thomas Tegg British

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This is one of two prints that Rowlandson devoted to a snoring couple, using the title to suggest that the man projects a lower sound and the woman a higher. In this 1811 version published by Thomas Tegg, a detailed view of the couple's bedroom enhances the narrative, with the sword and shotgun hanging on the wall suggesting that the man was a soldier who has returned to a country life. In 1803, for William Holland, Rowlandson centered the image on the heads of the two sleepers (see 59.533.888 and 59.533.2018 for the earlier image; and 59.533.1398, and 59.533..2017 for other impressions of this image).

The Bassoon with a French Horn Accompaniment, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Hand-colored etching

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