After Sweet Meat Comes Sour Sauce, Or Corporal Casey got into the wrong box

Method Etching with original hand colouring
Artist Thomas Rowlandson
Published [Thomas Tegg, c. 1818]
Dimensions Image 230 x 320, Plate 245 x 360, Sheet 260 x 415 mm
Notes In a rustic bedroom, a buxom young woman kneels to kiss her lover who leans from a wooden chest whose lid she holds up. In the process she knocks over the large water vessel behind her. Beside the chest are a hat filled with fruit, a bottle of 'Eau de Vie', and a mouse in a trap. Unbeknownst to either of them, an irate elderly man, presumably her husband or father, glares at them through the open window. 'Tegg's Caricatures No. 24' etched to top margin.

Thomas Rowlandson (1756 - 1827) was an English watercolourist and caricaturist. Born in London, the son of a weaver, Rowlandson studied at the Soho Academy from 1765. On leaving school in 1772, he became a student at the Royal Academy and made the first of many trips to Paris where he may have studied under Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. In 1775 he exhibited the drawing Dalilah Payeth Sampson a Visit while in Prison at Gaza at the Royal Academy and two years later received a silver medal for a bas-relief figure. As a printmaker Rowlandson was largely employed by the art publisher Rudolph Ackermann, who in 1809, issued in his Poetical Magazine The Schoolmaster's Tour, a series of plates with illustrative verses by Dr. William Combe. Proving popular, the plates were engraved again in 1812 by Rowlandson himself, and issued under the title The Tour of Dr Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. By 1813 the series had attained a fifth edition, and was followed in 1820 by Dr Syntax in Search of Consolation, Third Tour of Dr Syntax in Search of a Wife in 1821 and also in the same year by The history of Johnny Quae Genus, the little foundling of the late Doctor Syntax. Rowlandson also illustrated work by Smollett, Goldsmith and Sterne, and for The Spirit of the Public Journals (1825), The English Spy (1825), and The Humorist (1831).

Thomas Tegg (1776-1845) was a British bookseller, printseller, and publisher, trading most notably from a printworks and shop in Cheapside. His best remembered series are Tegg's Carricatures, the Caricature Magazine, the London Encyclopaedia, and the immensely popular Whole Life of Nelson.

BM Satires 11642

Condition: Foxing and staining, largely in margins. Some tearing to margins. Paper watermarked 'ITII 1818'.
Framing unmounted
Price £260.00
Stock ID 44831