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- Object: Symptoms of Crim. Con.!!
Six groups of three persons (wife, husband, and lover) arranged in two rows, their words (not transcribed) etched above their heads.  A pretty young woman walking with an ugly and elderly husband makes an assignation with a military officer.  A shoemaker with a strap interrupts a French barber making love to his wife.  A young woman points to her fat old husband asleep in a chair, saying to a barrister, "Take care or you'll wake him". He says: "Remember my dear Madam how well I pleaded your last cause".  A fashionably dressed doctor holds the pulse of a young woman who sits beside him on a sofa. The husband watches with suspicion.  A handsome young clergyman sits on a sofa with a young woman, their arms round each other's shoulders, eyes closed, while a fat elderly parson gapes at them with horror, saying, "Here's a pretty scandal to the Cloth!!"  Two fat country people embrace under the eyes of the husband who says: "Come come this is carrying the joke a little too far." 1 January 1796
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Height: 300 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 460 millimetres (cropped)
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
Cf. BMSats 8928, 9305. One of a set, see BMSat 8541, &c. Companion prints (not in B.M.) are 'Symptoms of Love' and 'Symptoms of Matrimony, Vol. I, Pl. 13', both published 1 Jan. 1796. (A. de R. v. 100-1, 138-9.)
'Caricatures', viii. 39.
The missing title and publication line were supplied by Dorothy George from another impression.
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