Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Dawe Old Gripus

Philip Dawe

The Scramble or Old Gripus plunder'd by his Young Wife

14 x 18 inches

A scarce mezzotint caricature, or droll, published in London in 1773

How hard is the conflict, yet claims Ridicule
When Dotina and Avrice possess an Old Fool.
His Wife while she plunders with Smiles and Caresses,
At once cools his Love and his Avrice distresses.

A cautionary tale for any man thinking of marrying a younger woman!


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