A Cake in Danger

Thomas Rowlandson, English, 1756 - 1827


April 20, 1806

Hand colored etching on wove paper

Image: 12 1/8 × 8 7/8 in. (30.8 × 22.6 cm)

Sheet: 13 1/8 × 9 5/16 in. (33.4 × 23.7 cm)

Mount: 14 7/16 × 9 15/16 in. (36.7 × 25.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940



Europe, Great Britain


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed and dated, in plate, lower right: 1806 / Rowlandson; inscribed, in plate, lower center: A CAKE IN DANGER. / "Careful Observers, studious of the Town, / " Shun the Misfortunes that disgrace the Clown Gays Trivia

Course History

ENGL 22, Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Past, Present, and Future: New Acquisitions in British Prints, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 30, 2004.


Childs Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2004.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Grego. Rowlandson the Caricaturist, 2 vols. (Longdon, 1880). p. 58.

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