"And catch the living manners as they rise" [graphic].

Pubd. May 7th, 1794, by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street
[7 May 1794]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & aquatint with stipple on wove paper; sheet 34.5 x 25 cm
Title etched below image.
Printmaker identified as Gillray, working from a design by 'Miss Aynscombe.' See British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Male costume, 1794 -- Female costume, 1794.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. v.
Watermark: J Whatman.
Window-mounted to 40 x 28 cm.
"A young man (left) takes with his left hand the right hand of a young woman, who bows towards him, holding her limp skirt delicately between finger and thumb. Both wear burlesqued versions of the newest fashions. He wears a striped sleeveless vest or waistcoat made in one piece with a pair of pantaloons which reach below his calves where they are tied with bunches of ribbon. A voluminous swathed neckcloth conceals his chin. His powdered hair is frizzed on his head with a long queue. He holds a round hat and a bludgeon in his right hand. She wears in her hair three extravagantly long ostrich feathers, which rise from a small cap or turban and sweep across the design, with an erect brush-aigrette ; long tresses issue from the turban with the feathers and fall below her waist. Her limp high-waisted dress with short sleeves falls from below uncovered breasts, which are decked with a lattice-work of jewels caught together by an oval miniature (cf. BMSat 8521)."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Aynscombe, Miss [Artist]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Aquatints -- England -- London -- 1794
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1794
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1794
Watermarks (Paper) -- J. Whatman
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Prints & Photographs
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