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Miseries of Human Life
  • Thomas Rowlandson
    1756 or 1757–1827
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Miseries of Human Life, 1807
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching, hand coloring
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 242 x 344 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 260 x 400 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 15 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0026
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Description

Home interior. To the left is a women kneeling, scrubbing a fireplace floor. A man in night clothes enters the room from a door at right. The title and three lines of verse etched below image.