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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

A new cock wanted, or work for the plumber. 20 Apr 1810

Hand-coloured etching | 36.1 x 26.1 cm (sheet of paper) (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810793

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A handsome plumber has come to repair an old tap, dating from the reign of George II. While her elderly husband looks on grumpily, a young woman flirts with the plumber, who carries a suggestively phallic tap. Rowlandson’s title leaves the viewer in no doubt about the outcome. Cat. 83