“In this world Our Comfort’s o’er, So let us find it at Death’s Door.”

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Creator

Thomas Rowlandson

Title

“In this world Our Comfort’s o’er, So let us find it at Death’s Door.”

Publisher

Printed by J. Diggins, St. Ann’s Lane; Published at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, 101, Strand

Date

1816

Coverage

London

Subject

Hand-colored aquatints

Description

Rowlandson's contemporary version of the late-medieval allegory on the universality of death no matter one's station in life.

Together with proof of same plate before letters.

Source

Source: The English Dance of Death, From the Designs of Thomas Rowlandson, with Metrical Illustrations, by the author of "Doctor Syntax" [William Combe]

Relation

From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.