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(The incurable)
1784

Medium
hand-coloured etching
Measurements
20.0 × 28.0 cm (image) 25.9 × 30.9 cm (plate) 26.0 × 32.5 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
BM Satires 6495; Grego I p. 124
Inscription
printed in ink l.c.: Pub April 4th (th in superscript above 4) by W. Humphry No (o in superscript) 227 Strand
printed in ink l.l.: Dazzled with hope (Dazzled with hope underlined) He could not (could not underlined) see the Cheat (Cheat underlined) / Of aiming with impatience to be great— (Of aiming with impatience to be great underlined) / With wild Ambition in his heart we find (underlined)
printed in ink l.r.: Farewell content (content underlined) and (and underlined) quiet of his (quiet of his underlined) mind (mind underlined) / For Glittering (For Glittering underlined) Clouds he left the solid Shore (Clouds he left the solid Shore underlined) / And (And underlined) wonted happineſs returns no more- (wonted happineſs returns no more underlined)
printed in ink (in image) (in speech bubble) u.l.: As I have not the least hope of his Recovery . Let him be / remov’d amongst the Incurable’s— / -M— o
printed in ink (in image) (in speech bubble) u.r.: My Lodging is on the Cold ground and very hard is my Case / But that which grieves me most is the Losing of my Place.—
Accession Number
2400-3
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1926
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Gallery location
Not on display