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The Lady's Adviser, Physician and Moralist: P.2095-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Lady's Adviser, Physician and Moralist

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Wilson, George (18thC)
Publisher: Ashton, Sarah

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Bought by H.S. Reitlinger from James Rimell & Son, 53, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W. The fan leaves are listed as lot no. 368 on p.24 of the auction catalogue (date unknown): 'Collection of 9 Curious Engravings (4 COLOURED) designed for fans ...'. Rimell & Son were based at 53, Shaftesbury Avenue from just after 1900 until the late 1920s.

Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Production date: AD 1797-01

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( lined with a similar sheet of laid paper)
Plate Height 259 mm Width 503 mm
Sheet Height 285 mm Width 530 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving
Stipple
Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The LADY'S ADVISER, PHYSICIAN & MORALIST: / - Or, Half an Hours Entertainment at the expence of Nobody! - / No.1 How to catch the Spleen. No. 2 How to avoid it. 3 How to fall violently in / Love. 4 A Gentle Cure for it. 5 How to plague every-body. / 6 How to please most folks. With an account of the diseases of the / Mind, their growth-mode of engendering, & radical cure for each, by / which any person not regularly admitted of the Physician's College, / may become useful in the Art of Healing, & dispensing happiness.
  • Location: Image upper centre, on printed fan
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: G. Wilson. invent. et. del.
  • Location: Image upper centre, below printed fan
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: London, Publish'd by Ashton & Co. No. 28, Little Britain; and Enter'd at Stationer's Hall, Jany 1, 1797.
  • Location: Image centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription and signature
  • Text: 1 / If you wish to be unhappy look at the / unpleasant side of every object - Shun the / society of human beings & believe / only amongst Animals & Brutes / dwells dear Sincerity
  • Location: Image left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 2 / If you wish to be happy, disdain not / the agreeable scenes in life, but encourage a / Virtuous disposition to partake of them / with honour & moderation.
  • Location: Image left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 3 / Look upon or listen to an object which is / agreeable to your mind & if you have the / least sensibility you will most probably / be completely over head & ears in pickle.
  • Location: Image left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 4 / Look upon the Changeableness & natural / inconstancy of Mankind, and you will / find a certain Comedy, for the cure / of your delusion. / The Unwelcome Present.
  • Location: Image right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 5 / ILL NATURED SATIRE / I SPARE / NO ONE / Be disatisfied with every thing and / every body & declare war against the / whole world, & turn D...l / NB a dangerous & disagreeable Experiment / not recommended.
  • Location: Image right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 6 / Be just to your Enemy / Sincere to your Friend / Constant to your mistress. / To please every one is a task too great / for a mortal. - to please those deserving / attention, nothing more is required, / than to follow the above rules. / NB an Old & approved Recipe.
  • Location: Image right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2095-1991
Primary reference Number: 95062
Cust: 121
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 June 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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