Looking at the Comet till you get a criek in the neck

Made:
1811-1812 in Cheapside
publisher:
Thomas Tegg
artist:
Thomas Rowlandson

Print, hand-coloured etching, 'Looking at the Comet till you get a criek in the neck' / Thomas Rowlandson. Published by Thos. Tegg, in Cheapside [London], Price one shilling coloured. A satirical print of an older man, dressed in night gown and and cap using a spyglass to view the Great Comet of 1811 (Napoleon’s comet) in the top right of the illustration. The man is oblivious to the attention being paid by a young man to a young woman. The comet was visible 25 March 1811 to 17 August 1812.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1986-1602
Materials:
etching, hand-coloured and paper
Measurements:
frame: 451 mm x 347 mm x 16 mm,
image: 327 mm x 223 mm
type:
print and etching
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
  • intaglio print
credit:
Grosvenor Prints