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The Pleasures of Human Life by Hilari Benevolus & Co. (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme 1807)
The Pleasures of Human Life by Hilari Benevolus & Co. (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme 1807)
Date:
1807
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Not on display
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Book With 7 Hand-colored Etchings
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Object: 165 x 109 x 23 mm (6 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 7/8 in.)
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Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.38790.1-7
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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

The Pleasures of Human Life was written in response to the craze for 'Miseries of...' prints and stories that were first published in a book by the Revd James Beresford. John Britton (pseud. Hilari Benevolus) had his satirical take on the everyday discomfitures and inconveniences of life illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, with a frontispiece and title-page etched by William Bond.