British graces attireing the Circassian Venus in the English costume [graphic].
[London] Pubd. 1819 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, London 
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.8 x 34.9 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 41.8 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9, no. 13393
Title etched below image. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Plate numbered "357" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5. Temporary local subject terms: Female costume, 1819 -- Corset-bodice -- Male costume: Persian eunuchs -- Guns: Pistols -- Weapons: Scimitars -- Dill Arum (Circassian), fl. 1819. Myers; May 1942. Bound in the set of five volumes, formerly owned by Henry Arthur Johnstone. Binding: red morocco with his initials stamped in gold on the front cover in a shield with crossed swords and three floral stamps above and one below; also four floral stamps on spine with volume number and spine title in gold: The caricature magazine. Leather endpapers with his ex libris blind stamped on front flyleaf -- a boat with large sail, with a cutout in the shape of the sun in upper left. Watermark: 1817. Leaf 69 in volume 5.
"Three fat Englishwomen, wearing feathered bonnets, are dressing the fair Circassian, see British Museum Satires No. 13391, &c. One laces a corset-bodice, which covers her breasts and reaches almost to the knee. The victim throws up her arms, exclaiming, "Ah! Ah! me no bear dot; too tight; nasty tiff ting Me no eat no drink no do noting at all in dat." The other says: "Poh! Poh Child You will soon be used to them, and we'll shew you what You can do in them." A second woman (left), much more décolletée than the Circassian, holds a collar with vandyked edging. She says: "And then she'll like the nasty tiff ting, as well as we do they keep us in shape! Pray what would the Dandys do without them [see British Museum Satires No. 13394]." On the right are two bearded Persians wearing scimitars and pistols, the so-called eunuchs. One stoops to touch the stiff corset, saying to his companion: "Very good ting Muley No want us guarde now!" The other answers: "Ah! den we go drink de brown tout Hamet!" A woman stands behind them holding out a gown; she says over her shoulder: "Aye and you must drink a rare quantity before it will make men of ye!!" The Circassian's oriental dress and jewelled turban lie on the ground. From a band-box (left) projects an enormous bonnet vulgarly trimmed with feathers and flowers. Behind it is a dressing-table."--British Museum online catalogue.
British graces attiring the Circassian Venus in the English costume
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker] Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1819 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1819 Watermarks (Paper) -- 1817
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