Archive for May 17th, 2012

May 17, 2012


or, THE DRUNKARD, Opened, Dissected, and Anatomised. Published by Thomas Heywood in 1635, this anti drinking tract starts with this remarkable image. Six figures with animal heads are on a binge, served by a woman on the left. All the animals are dressed in doublets and breeches, but notice the belt around the duck’s waist, the ribbon decoration on the goat’s doublet (there is a similar one in the V&A costume collection), his shoes that the pig is throwing up on and the lion’s disarrayed collar.

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