"And catch the living manners as they rise" [graphic].
[London] Pubd. May 7th, 1794, by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street [7 May 1794]
[7 May 1794]
1 print : etching & aquatint with stipple on wove paper; sheet 34.5 x 25 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8567 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 179 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive acc
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.
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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