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Object: The Reconciliation
Series: Picturesque Beauties of Boswell. Part the Second.
The interior of a boarded hut, the inn at Glenelg. Johnson (left) stands by a table, Ogden (see BMSat 7031) open in his right hand, his left held meditatively to his cheek. Boswell (right) kneels beside him, his hands clasped in prayer, his face puckered as if weeping. He wears a hood or bonnet as a night-cap, his legs are bare. Johnson is dressed, wearing slippers; his boots and oak stick lean against the table. Beneath the title is engraved:
'"I resumed the subject of my leaving him on the road, and endeavoured to
"defend it better. He was still violent upon that head, - I had slept ill. Dr
"Johnson's anger had affected me much.'
The passage, slightly abridged, ends:
'Johnson You deserved about as much, as to believe me from night to
Vide Journal P. 164.' 20 June 1786
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Height: 261 millimetres
Width: 278 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
That is, pp. 163, 164, the conversations of the evening of 1st Sept. and the morning of the 2nd being amalgamated. On the advertisement the title ends 'at Glenelg, after the Journalist had rode away from Ursa Major'.
Grego, 'Rowlandson', i. 196-7.
One of a set of twenty plates, 1864,0309.167 to 186, bound together in an album along with letterpress handbills listing the prints and prices for each part (10s. 6d.).
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