The Burthens of Plenty, from Darly's Comic Prints of Characters, Caricatures, Macaronies, etc

Matthew Darly, English, active 1754 - 1778; died about 1780



Hand-colored engraving on laid paper

Plate: 9 5/8 × 13 11/16 in. (24.5 × 34.8 cm)

Sheet: 10 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (26 × 36.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



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Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper left: I. Nabbem, / Taylor [sign above upper window]; inscribed, in plate, upper left: SHAFE & CUT / HEAR [sign above lower window]; inscribed, in plate, upper right: GOOD EATING / & / COOL ROOMS [on shop sign]; inscribed, in plate, upper left: WINES [above door]; inscribed, in plate, center left: Dinners & shirt / wash'd for 2 pence; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: N [or H] R; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: THE BURTHENS OF PLENTY.; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: P[ub] by Marly Feb.y [y in superscript] 24 1777 39 Strand J T; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: Dropey / Medical; Watermark, center: J. TAYLOR


Rockman Prints; sold to present collection, 1961.

Catalogue Raisonne

M. George (1935) vol. V: 5433.

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