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The Miseries of a Single Life

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.127

  • Title (object)

    • The Miseries of a Single Life
  • Description

    Satire: a batchelor at home suffering from gout and being attended by his doctor while being confronted by his pregnant mistress and her mother. c.1774
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1774
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 352 millimetres
    • Width: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and four lines of verse, and "Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London". Numbered at bottom left 310
  • Curator's comments

    A pair to 1935,0522.1(126), which is not satirical. The date of publication is deduced from Dorothy George (see BMSat. V p.786).

    Christopher Lennox-Boyd also notes two analogous prints with French titles: 'La male consequence du Célibat' and 'La Bonheur du Marriage'.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4540 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.127)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.127

Satire: a batchelor at home suffering from gout and being attended by his doctor while being confronted by his pregnant mistress and her mother.  c.1774  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a batchelor at home suffering from gout and being attended by his doctor while being confronted by his pregnant mistress and her mother. c.1774 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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