CALL NUMBER: PC 2 - Contented cuckold ... (A size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-132019 (b&w film copy neg.)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Print shows a half-length portrait of a cuckold counting his wealth in the form of jewelry that his unfaithful wife receives as gifts from her suitors; through a window in the upper right corner can be seen the wife receiving the attention of a gentleman caller.
MEDIUM: 1 print : etching.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [ca. 1680]
Includes verse: How blest am I and what a happie life / Doe I injoy but I may thank my Wife / Tis shee that rais'd my fortune all this store / Her ocupation brings: and tenn times more / In my conceit; hees more then mad that scornes / To weare such pretious, profitable Hornes / To be a Cuckold why should I repine / The disgrace is my Wifes; the profit mine.
Sold by John Overton at the white horse without Newgate.
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Wealth--1670-1690. Avarice--1670-1690. Women--Social life--England--1670-1690. Spouses--England--1670-1690. Adultery--England--1670-1690.
Cartoons (Commentary) British 1670-1690.Etchings British 1670-1690.
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c32019 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c32019
CONTROL #: 2002719528
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