"Matrimonial Comforts--Washing day,"
Coloured Engraving by Thomas Rowlandson, 1810.
Reproduced courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Coloured Engraving by Rowlandson
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The text of the engraving reads as follows:

 Matrimonial ComfortsSketch 7
Ah! my old Friend. I wish you had called
at some more convenient time but this is washing
day--I have nothing to give you but cold Fish, cold Tripe
and cold potatoes--you may smell soap suds a mile!--
Ah Jack--Jack you don't know these Comforts!
you are a Bachelor!

Pubd by R Ackermann 101 Strand
Woodward delWashing DayEtched by Rowlandson