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The contented cuckold

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1996,0608.1

  • Title (object)

    • The contented cuckold
  • Description

    Man in finery with his hair twisted up in two horns is seated at a desk, with rings and coins before him. c.1673 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1673
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 251 millimetres
    • Width: 190 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with address and verse
  • Curator's comments

    A re-publication by John Overton of a print which appeared in the 1662 catalogue of Peter Stent (Globe 419). It is based on a print published by François Langlois entitled "Le cornard contant" (see 1873,0712.28).
    See M.Jones 'The Print in Early Modern England: An Historical Oversight', New Haven and London, 2010, pp.346-247.

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2000 Oct-Dec, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Popular Print in England
    2001 Feb-Apr, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Popular Print in England
    2001 Apr-June, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Popular Print in England
    2001 June-Aug, Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Popular Print in England

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1996

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1996,0608.1

Man in finery with his hair twisted up in two horns is seated at a desk, with rings and coins before him. c1673 Engraving

Man in finery with his hair twisted up in two horns is seated at a desk, with rings and coins before him. c1673 Engraving

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