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See Etching of 'A Midwife going to a labour', 1811.
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Etching of 'A Midwife going to a labour', 1811.
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Picture Number:10405441
Credit:Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Description:
This is a hand coloured etching by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) published by T Tegg, London. It is headed 'Teggs Caricatures, No.55', and shows the midwife as a blowsy, obese aged woman, who has been called out on a squally night, her hooded red cloak battling with heavy wind and rain. She wears pattens (shoeblocks to protect against mud on the cobbles) and a blue-ribboned straw hat over a white cap. She carries a lighted lantern, a bundle and a drink bottle. To the left is a watchman asleep in his box, with another lantern on a pole. To the right is a chimneysweep with tools and bag.
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Object Number: 1980-908
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Date Made: 1811
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Maker: Tegg, Thomas
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Maker: Rowlandson, Thomas
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Place of Production: World > Europe > United Kingdom > England > London
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In Collection of: Science Museum
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Subject(s) > Medicine & Health > Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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