Search the Collections

Hiring a Servant
Hiring a Servant
Publisher:
Date:
1812
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
24.2 x 34.6 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.2292
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

A man and wife at tea, interviewing a young woman; the wife asks 'What situation in my family would you wish to undertake young woman', she responds 'Ma'am I should like to be under your Man Cook by way of improvement'. The husband responds, shocked 'What's that you say I'll be d_n'd if you shall beunder my Man Cook or any other man in my house'. Through the open door the cook laughs.