French barracks [graphic] / drawn & etchd. by T. Rowlandson ; aquatinta by T. Malton.
[London] Publish'd Aug. 12, 1791, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly [12 August 1791]
[12 August 1791]
1 print : etching and aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 41.9 x 53.2 cm
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, page 295
Title etched below image. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. Companion print to: English barracks. Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
A view of the interior of a busy French barracks shows a more domestic than military atmosphere although weapons and other gear adorn the walls and lay scattered on the floor. The scene includes a woman nursing a baby (right) as another child plays at her feet. Beside her another woman holds up a mirror so that an officer can admire his reflection from both the front and back. A third woman (left) cuts an officers toe nails as a barber dresses his long queue; another officer has his hair powdered. In the background a man in his night shirt sits on the side of his bed as he stretches his arms and yawns.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker] Fores, S. W. [Publisher] Malton, Thomas, 1748-1804 [Printmaker] Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Artist]
Armor Arms & armament Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Barbers Barracks -- French Breast feeding Canopy beds Cats Children Dogs France. Army Grooming Hairdressing Harvey, Francis Mirrors Riviere & Son Servants Soldiers -- French Women Yawning
France -- Foreign opinion, British
Aquatints -- England -- London -- 1791 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1791 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1791
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