Auction 130, Lot 835

"Implements Animated Pl. 2 Dedicated to the House-maids and Cooks of the United Kingdoms", Tegg, Thomas

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1811 (published)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 8 inches
31.8 x 20.3 cm

This is a companion to the previous lot - also drawn by Charles Williams. On the left is a housemaid composed of a bucket, dustpan and various different types of brushes. The legs are comprised of a mop and a broom. On the right is a cook made up from a barrel of flour, salt box, kettle, saucepan, rolling pin and bowl, supported on a ladle and fork. Beneath the image and flanking the title are two poems to complement each image. For the housemaid: "Proud of imaginery plume Let none o'er modest worth presume." For the cook: "Some shew airs where ere they got e'm Tho nothing but a Scrub at bottom." See the previous lot for the companion print.

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Condition: A

Some soil and a repaired tear in the blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009

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