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The Sick Steward

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1990,0519.96

  • Title (object)

    • The Sick Steward
  • Description

    Social satire; a sick man sits in an armchair with a night-cap and his arms tucked inside his sleeves, asking a woman with an apron and large handkerchief why she is crying, as he has never done anything for her or her family; she answers that she is worried because when a bad one goes, a worse takes his place and a worse steward than he could only be the devil. 8 November 1800
    Hand-coloured etching with aquatint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 298 millimetres
    • Width: 235 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with the title, and with text within the image, and "London pubd. by W. Holland 50 Oxford Street Novr. 8. 1800"
  • Curator's comments

    An annotation on the verso reads "David Alexander 4 Feb 1981"

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British Supplement 1800 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1990

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1990,0519.96

Social satire; a sick man sits in an armchair with a night-cap and his arms tucked inside his sleeves, asking a woman with an apron and large handkerchief why she is crying, as he has never done anything for her or her family; she answers that she is worried because when a bad one goes, a worse takes his place and a worse steward than he could only be the devil.  8 November 1800  Hand-coloured etching with aquatint

Social satire; a sick man sits in an armchair with a night-cap and his arms tucked inside his sleeves, asking a woman with an apron and large handkerchief why she is crying, as he has never done anything for her or her family; she answers that she is worried because when a bad one goes, a worse takes his place and a worse steward than he could only be the devil. 8 November 1800 Hand-coloured etching with aquatint

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