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Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings

1801 Undertakers regaling themselves at Death's Door, Battersea, London - Memento Mori

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Scene entitled "Undertakers regaling themselves at Death's Door". 

Depicts the undertakers eating, drinking and making merry outside Robert Death's tavern, Battersea Rise. Beneath the image is a verse by Blair.

After Rawle, Samuel (1771-1860) by Nixon, John (1750-1818) and published by Sewell, John (1734-1802).

Engraving 17.5 x 11.8 cm flush mounted on card.

Fascinating satire of village view with many people regaling in front of a pub called: "Robert Death": three men in the left foreground, seated on the ground, one eating and two drinking; a man crossing his leg over a woman in the centre, a man on foot and another man on horseback drinking on the right, a pig coming through a gap in a fence at extreme right, coaches running in the left background.