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The Hen Peckt Husband

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1869,0213.9

  • Title (object)

    • The Hen Peckt Husband
  • Description

    Satire on the battle of the sexes: a cuckolded tailor is being beaten by his wife in her shift: for a full account see BMSat. 1768
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1768
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 373 millimetres
    • Width: 280 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title below, and publication line 'Publish'd as the Act directs, Jan 1 1768 by Jno Smith, no.35 in Cheapside, & Robert Sayer, no.53 in Fleet Street, London'
  • Curator's comments

    This is a copy from the original mezzotint by Clowes after William Dawes, described as BMSat 4253. Dawes's painting was exhibitied at the Society of Artists in 1767 (no. 85); it was sold at Butterfields, New York on 26 May 1999, Lot 1134 (information from Iain Mackintosh).
    See Sheila O'Connell, 'The popular print in England', BM 1999, p.13 (where the original painting was wrongly ascribed to Philip Dawe) for further commentary on the subject matter.

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4254 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1869

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1869,0213.9

Satire on the battle of the sexes: a cuckolded tailor is being beaten by his wife in her shift: for a full account see BMSat.  1768  Engraving

Satire on the battle of the sexes: a cuckolded tailor is being beaten by his wife in her shift: for a full account see BMSat. 1768 Engraving

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