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Lodging at M’Queen’s, fourth plate in the 2nd part of the book 'Picturesque Beauties of Boswell' (London): E. Jackson … and G. Kearsley, 1786)
Date:
1786
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
27 x 36.3 x 0.5 cm (object)
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Continent:
Europe

Bed scene: Bosewll lies huddled under blankets in a dingy room, tormented by an enormous spider, and wriggling to escape bedbugs. By his side, in a bed separated by a hanging woman's gown, Johnson sleeps peacefully. For a comment on the book see the description of the title to the wrapper (A103937).

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