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Comfort to the Corns.

[graphic].

Etch'd by W. Brocas Junr. Pub.d by J. Sidebotham 24 Lower Sackville St., Dublin.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: After James Gilray's 'Comfort to the Corns', published 1800 by Hannah Humphrey, 27 St James's Street, London. See BM Satires 9585. This print is lettered with title 'Comfort to the Corns. Etch'd by W. Brocas Junr.' and publication line 'Pub.d by J. Sidebotham 24 Lower Sackville St., Dublin'. An wizened, elderly woman sits by an open fire-place, (in a carved chair with a gothic-design style back); she has one shoe off and holds up the other to a very large knife, [similar to a bread knife], to slice at the sole of her foot to remove layers of corns. On the flag-stone floor adjacent to her is a small tub of water; a piece of linen (a towel) hangs over it and scrubbing-brush lies on top of the towel. In the foreground, seen from behind, is the woman's cat, curled it at the ingleside. In the background, plates can be seen stacked overhead on a shelf while a leg of meat hangs on the back wall. Various household implements and garlic hang near the hearth.
Main Creator: Brocas, William, ca. 1794-1868, artist
Created: Dublin : J. Sidebotham, 24 Lower Sackville Street, [n.d., ca. 1800-1818?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 25.7 x 19 cm., platemark on sheet 20.3 x 28.3 cm., on sheet 38.6 x 26.1 cm..
Format: PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (41) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.