A Sudden Emotion.Specimens of Dramatic Phrensy Pl.5.
Pub.d Jan.y 1804 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly corner of Sackville St.
Hand coloured etching. On watermarked paper, 'Russell & Co.' Sheet size: 310 x 420mm (12¼ x 16½"). Large margins left & right, cut to platemark top & bottom. Ink stain in upper right. Small tears in top edge of sheet. Pin holes in left margin where bound.
The interior of a lawyer's office. A smartly dressed young man, pen in hand, addressing an elderly man who looks at him in dismay. To the right, a maid holds a pail of water, prepared to throw its contents, while a terrified old lady watches from behind. On the wall is a large calendar inscribed, 'Year 1803' and a notice of 'Terms and Returns'. Plate five from the series, 'Specimens of Dramatic Phrensy'.
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