Mobile menu
Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

The Last Drop. 5 Apr 1811

Hand-coloured etching | 31.6 x 21.9 cm (sheet of paper) (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810843

Your share link is...

  Close

Rowlandson produced many lively prints satirizing everyday life, among them this one of a gluttonous man about to be struck down by a gleeful, skeletal Death. ‘Usquebaugh’, inscribed on one of the bottles on the floor, is Gaelic for whiskey. Rowlandson copied this print from one published by Matthew and Mary Darly in 1773. Cat. 84