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The Hen Peck'd Husband.


Dublin. Pub. by J. Sidebotham 24 Lower Sackville Street.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: After Thomas Rowlandson's 'A Nincompoop, or hen peck'd husband', published 24 April 1807 by Thomas Tegg, 111 Cheapside, London. See BM Satires 10909. This print is lettered with title 'The Hen Peck'd Husband' and publication line 'Dublin. Pub. by J. Sidebotham 24 Lower Sackville Street'. A man of small stature walks beside his taller, portly wife, their body language and grimaces they exchange show them to be bickering. He carries her umbrella, cloak, pattens [protective overshoes, worn outdoors over a normal shoe to elevate the foot above the dirt of the street] and a bundle in a green and red check patterned handkerchief. She wears large plumes on her head and holds a green fan in front of her with her right hand. Another man walking in the opposite direction, looks across at the couple and regards them in a condescending fashion - he has a younger (apparently pregnant?) wife, who walks beside him, cradling a small child in her right arm and holding a green umbrella in her left hand. In the right background is a building, where two men can be side in the upper window (which is open), in conversation and smoking clay pipes. Outside on a bench sit an apparently contented couple - the man smokes a clay pipe while the woman seated beside him is depicted smiling.
Created: Dublin : J. Sidebotham, 24 Lower Sackville Street, [n.d., ca. 1807-1810?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 22.2 x 29.6 cm., platemark on sheet 35.1 x 24 cm., on sheet 40.4 x 25.5 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (43) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.