A scene in a chamber with the end of canopy bed visible in the background, left. A woman in her undergarments, a candlestick in the foreground positioned suggestively between her legs, reaches out to cover her husband’s one good eye as he walks through the front door; behind her, her lover escapes undetected with his clothes over his arm. Outside, through the open door, a servant can be seen leading a horse, with a barn across the yard. To the right of the door, a chamber pot sits on a ladder-back chair with a hat and a fiddle hanging off pegs on the wall above.
- Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
- Title: [The one-eyed husband, or, The wife’s dream] [art original] / T. Rowlandson.
- Production: [England], [late 18th century?]
Drawings R79 no. 21 Box D207
Acquired November 2022