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- Object: The Brute of a Husband
Interior, where a young woman wearing a shawl and lace cap stands before a stout man with a bandaged leg, and a pinched, frowning woman, displaying a bruise on her shoulder, while a man in a smock standing behind her supports her, pointing at the bruise and looking at the woman's husband; the latter stands on the left, hands on his hip, looking belligerant, while two women either side of him shake their fists and reprove him, and another man, laughing, tries to close the door on a crowd of amused onlookers; on the walls are picture of Henry VIII, a pig, an ugly child and a pretty young woman; a caricatured bust in classical style is on the mantelshelf; beside the stout man is a table covered with papers, inkstand, jug and glasses, and torn paper lies on the floor by his feet; after Richter; with semi-filled letters. 1834
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Height: 453 millimetres
Width: 550 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The Lennox-Boyd database records two other states:
(i) with the title in italics and the publication line as here
(ii) with the title in semi-filled letters, no publication line, and additino of 'From the ... Publisher'
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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