Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1813 and 1838


Catnach, Printer, 3, & 2, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials


Coloured illustration. Harding B 5(23) is another issue



Title: Death and the gentleman

First Line: Thou wealthy man of large possessions here

Themes:  Mortality


IconClass Codes:
42E311: Gravestone, tombstone
47G23: Earth moving techniques (~ building activities)
31F26: Death as skeleton
41D212: Coat, cape
41D231: Trousers, breeches
45C16(PISTOL): Firearms (with NAME)
43C51: Card games
41A774: Container of glass: bottle, jar, vase
11R5: (personifications of) 'Vanitas', the vanity of human life; Fragilità humana, Fugacità delle grandezze & della gloria mondana, Meditatione della morte, Opera vana, Piacere vano, Vana gloria, Vanità (Ripa)
43C552: Dice
11R61: Person(s) sitting among objects forming a 'Vanitas' still life
46A1241: Knighthood order


Shelfmark: Harding B 5(22)

Notes:  Coloured illustration.

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