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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sharing two Georgian framed original prints we have in out shop & residence at Tunbridge, Tasmania

This graphic has been cut down from a larger image, the reverse is blank and gives no further clues as to its reason to exist. Purchased from a print collector in Deloraine who was also unable to furnish any story . . . I do have a companion item though - a most worn, leather bound volume that has the prices of Hackney Cab fares in London. 'The Ladies (new & polite) Pocket Memorandum - Book, for the Year of our Lord 1769, being the first after bi-sextile or leap-year, the ninth of King George 111.
The Thomas Rowlandson original, dated 1809 and hand tinted was purchased from Claire Pearce, Oatlands when she first vacated the Plume Antiques store in Campbell Town. It was going back home to Oatlands but ended up traveling part of the way to Tunbridge after an monetary exchange of sorts. Here is the larger version.


  1. That second print is wild. What is he doing to her?

  2. the cure for a scolding wife - get the bootmaker to stitch up her lips!