- Presented by Gordon H Brown, 1972
- 132 x 217mm
This print appeared in the satirical magazine 'The scourge, or monthly expositor of imposture and folly' in the issue of 1 August 1814, page 104.
The print accompanied a poem in which Londoner 'Jonathan Crump, tallow chandler and soap boiler' explains to his brother, a countryman, that his wife, despite her physical flaws, is worth hanging on to for her considerable wealth. The letter is written in crude rhyming couplets which amount to little more than doggerel.