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Bowles, Carington (1724-1793) The Young sweep in love, or the house-maid's conquest [mezzotint with color]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04961.02 Author/Creator: Bowles, Carington (1724-1793) Place Written: London Type: Print Date: 1772 Pagination: 1 print 26.5 x 37.8 cm

Summary of Content: Mezzotint printed by Carrington Bowles, 7th May 1772. Depicts a short and filthy chimney-sweep embracing a house-maid, while an obscured figure watches in the background (and puts food in his mouth). The poetry appears to be a parody of Dryden's "Alexander's Feast."

Background Information:

People: Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793
Dryden, John, 1631-1700

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmPoetryHumor and Satire

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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