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- Object: How very Blue the Candle burns!!
A family, grouped round a small round table, see with consternation that the candle has a large blue flame. They are an elderly woman who is sewing, an elderly man in a smock frock, a youth, a small child, and a dog, whose raised head appears in the foreground. Behind the woman (l.) stands a ghost in white drapery, with a beard and corpse-like face, glaring down at the group. 30 July 1798
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Height: 250 millimetres
Width: 352 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
A lithograph with this title, not in B.M., is Reid, No. 2758 (c. 1818), the design attributed to Capt. Hehl.
Andrew Norton (correspondence, March 2008) dismissed the attribution to Sansom by Dorothy George, and suggested that the print may be among the earliest work for Fores by Williams.
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