Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures."Ha! you are an aggravating creature, Caudle; lying there like the mummy of a man, and never as much as opening your lips to one." Lecture 15.
Hand-coloured etching in relief, on embossed and pierced patterned border trademarked Dobbs Bailey & Co. 114 x 146mm. 4¼ x 5¾". Laid on separate embossed album sheet.
Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857) was a journalist later on in life and worked for Punch magazine in which Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures were serialised. A man and woman, probably Mr and Mrs Caudle, lying in a double bed, both wearing night-caps, the man attempting to sleep while his wife harangues him for staying out late and spending his money outside the home on strangers.
See BM: 1956,0915.2.
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