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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Doctor Convex and Lady Concave. 20 Nov 1802

RCIN 810584

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The joke here is one of discrepancies: the figures are different in both appearance and social status. This is typical of Rowlandson’s love of humour which lies in the appearance of individual figures rather than in a situation. The maxim quoted at the foot of the print is by Fulke Greville, an Elizabethan courtier. Cat. 58