Hablot Knight Browne, called Phiz

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Hablot Knight Browne, called Phiz
1815-1882
Thermometer 150: Why don't you dress as I do & take it cooly?
Pen and black ink and wash over graphite, on paper.
4 7/16 x 6 15/16 inches (115 x 176 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2474
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Caption title in pencil: Thermometer 150 : Why don't you dress as I do & take it cooly?

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Signed "Phiz" at lower right.

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Cartoon shows a skeleton seated in a chair at left and smoking a pipe as he addresses an obese man who sits in an armchair at right, mopping his brow with a handkerchief.

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Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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