Saturday, January 10, 2009

Old Maids Dreaming Of The Monster
"A three-headed monster holding in each hand a knife dripping with blood appears (right) at the foot of a truckle half-tester bed in which are two elderly women, one of whom (left) is hastily getting out of bed, and putting one foot in a chamber-pot. Both are screaming. On the central head of the Monster sits a demon; the other two heads have horns round which twine serpents. All are grotesque, with large mouths. Flames issue from the central mouth, and the eyes of the head on the right. The body is that of a normal well-dressed man but has a barbed tail. 16 May 1790
Hand-coloured etching, Published by William Holland."

- found at the British Museum.

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