Title etched below image. After Hogarth's painting "The Toilette" in the National Gallery, London. In lower left corner: Size of picture 3 ft. by 2 ft. 4 in. No. 4 in a series of 6 images, known as "The toilette." Series title engraved below image. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. CtY-LW Copy of: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2375. Copy of: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 161. Copy of: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 231.
"A grand bedroom with the countess holding a morning levée attended by her hairdresser while the lawyer, Silvertongue, arranges to meet her at a masquerade; others in the room include a female friend and effeminate men who pay rapt attention to a castrato singer accompanied by a flautist, a young black man who serves chocolate to the party, and a small black boy who points to the horns of a figure of Actaeon purchased at an auction with other objects, including a fake mermaid; playing cards and invitations lie on the floor."--British Museum online catalogue.
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