Tight lacing, or, Fashion before ease [graphic] / from the original picture by John Collet in the possession of the proprietors.

Published/Created:
London
Printed for & sold by Bowles & Carver ... No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London
[ca. 1777, printed ca. 1812]
Physical Description:
1 print : mezzotint, hand-colored ; sheet 35 x 26 cm.
Notes:
Title from item.
Date or printing based on watermark.
Imperfect, trimmed to design with loss of publication information and plate number.
Place of publication and publisher from George.
Originally issued by Carington Bowles after June 1777, then re-issued (with date burnished from the plate) by Bowles & Carver.
Plate number: 362. Cf. Untrimmed impression in the British Museum.
Old Print Shop ; Oct., 1959 ; Acquisitions no.: 959-10-1-.
Watermark: 1812.
Abstract:
A young woman with hair piled high in the fashion of the 1770s, holds tightly to a bedpost, while a man (her servant or husband) tugs on her stay-laces, and is in turn held around his waist by a female servant, who is also grasped by a small black serving boy. The lady's lapdog looks on from the bed, while a monkey on the floor opens a book entitled "Fashion's victim: a satire"
Variant Titles:
Fashion before ease
Associated Names:
Collet, John, 1725?-1780 [Artist]
Topics:
Bedrooms
Beds
Corsets -- Early works to 1800
Dogs
Fashion -- Early works to 1800
Monkeys
Tug of war
Language:
English
Genre:
Mezzotints -- England -- London -- 1812
Watermarks (Paper) -- 1812
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
777.00.00.10+
Orbis Record:
6629532
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04124
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723063
PID:
digcoll:292098