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A woman sitting in a chair making gestures of pain while a hair-dresser combs her back hair and a maidservant combs a tress pulled forward over her face: in the left background a man having his hair combed, he too looks pained. Coloured etching after T. Rowlandson, 1807.

Lettering: Miseries of human life. ; Struggling through the course of trying to disentangle your hair when by poking curiously about on board of ship, it has become clammed and matted with pitch or tar far beyond all the powers of the comb. ; Rowlandson inv. 1807