“Husband and wife dressing in a bedroom, the tent-shaped bed-curtains forming a background. The woman is thin and has a mole on her face, the man broad, but their deficiencies are similar. She stands (left), about to raise her shift and adjust false posteriors. A false bust, false teeth, and wig, simulating natural curls, are on the table behind her, on which are also the man’s wig and an eye in a tumbler of water. Both are bald. He sits (right) in shirt and breeches, about to put on a pair of stockings with false calves of fleece. Both register sour dissatisfaction with themselves and each other.”–British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
- Title: ll faut des epoux assortis dans les liens du mariage [graphic] = Persons in wedlock should be properly matched.
- Publication: London : Pub. Jan. 20, 1820 by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly, [20 January 1820]
Acquired June 2019