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TITLE:  High life at five in the morning CALL NUMBER:  PC 3 - 1769 - High life at five in the morning (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-132013 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows an interior view of a room; a duke has arrived home drunk at 5 a.m. to find his bedchamber occupied by another man. Through the open curtains around the bed can be seen a bare-breasted duchess. On the floor near the bed are two open books, "Memoirs of a woman of pleasure" and "Chastity in the nobility a frace". As the duke, with sword drawn, staggers forward, his rival climbs through a window in the background, leaving his clothes behind. A monkey dashes for the window on the heels of the husband's rival. MEDIUM:  1 print : engraving and etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1769. NOTES: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, May 1st 1769. Captioned: A recent Transaction. Price 1s, but given Gratis to the Purchasers of the Court Miscellany. Includes 8 lines of verse: Persons in exalted Station-- / Should Patterns be of Imitation; / But if a DUKE must have his PUNK, / ... / What wonder if her wanton GRACE, / Invites Another in his Place? / ... Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: Adultery--England--1760-1770. Nobility--England--1760-1770. Rake's progress--1760-1770. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1760-1770.Intaglio prints British 1760-1770. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c32013 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c32013 CONTROL #:  2002719532


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