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Comedy in the Country, Tragedy in London
  • Thomas Rowlandson
    1756 or 1757–1827
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Comedy in the Country, Tragedy in London, 1807
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching, hand coloring
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 346 x 246 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0027
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Description
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Two scenes. The top scene is of a group of men and women who are laughing. In the lower left corner are two men playing instruments. The bottom scene is of a group of men and women who are crying. In the lower right corner are three male figures, one of whom might be playing an instrument.