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Dunmow

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Description

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "DUNMOW in Essex. Flitch of Bacon--The claming | of the celebrated reward for conubial bliss & happiness | originated at Dunmow in Essex. Any person going | hither to claim the flitch of [were?] required to kneel | upon 2 stones placed at the Convent door. | and take upon themselves an oat swearng that | they had lived together in the greatest harmony for a given period"

Medium: Pan and brown ink, brown wash, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper

Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Collective Title: Bound Volume of 15, Original Water Colour Drawings, by Thomas Rowlandson

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Location

The Flitch of Bacon, Dunmow, Essex, England

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