The Trumpet and the Bassoon

Thomas Rowlandson British
Publisher William Holland 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. This 1803 version, published by William Holland, centers on the two sleepers snuggled together. In 1811 Rowlandson adapted the idea for Thomas Tegg and expanded the view to include the bedroom (see 17.3.888-11, 59.533.1398, and 59.533..2017; for other impressions of this image see 59.533.2018).

The Trumpet and the Bassoon, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Hand-colored etching

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