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The Spendthrift and the Miser
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The Spendthrift and the Miser

Thomas Rowlandson (1757 - 1827)

Height: 20.2 cm; Width: 26.9 cm;

Inscription, The Spendthrift + the Miser
Inscription, RENT ROLL / Back Rent _____ 20 / [...] ____ 10 [...] //
Inscription, STRONG BO[...]
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)
Inscription, PLAN of the ESTATE

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

About this work
This work is typical of the many well-observed satirical drawings which Rowlandson produced throughout his life. Presented like a scene from a play, every part of the drawing contributes to the drama. The young rake staggers in with a decanter, pockets empty, disturbing the miser quietly reading in a room filled with reminders of his sober husbandry. The maid and even the dog echo the miser's alarm. (Permanent collection label)

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