January 20, 1799
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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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