A change in the petticoats, or, The years 1780 & 1817 [graphic].
[London] [Thomas Tegg] 
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 36 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9, no. 12940
Title etched below image. Questionably attributed to William Heath in the British Museum catalogue. Publisher and date of publication from British Museum catalogue. Plate numbered "187" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 3. Also issued separately. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xv, p. 55. Watermark: J. Whatman.
"A lady wearing an enormous hooped petticoat, long pointed stomacher, a calash hood (see British Museum Satires No. 5434, &c.) over a large plain cap, stands with a small nosegay in her left hand, and with a closed fan held to her cheek. She looks down at a young woman (right), who bends forward in profile to the left, with the stoop of 1817, see British Museum Satires No. 12939. The modern woman wears a flaunting bonnet with a cylindrical crown, a scoop turned up from the face, trimmed with flowers and many feathers. She has bare breasts and shoulders, a very high waist, and projecting skirt (above the knee), and large bishop sleeves; her arms hang downwards in the fashionable pose; in her right hand is a large reticule. Her flat slippers are bound to the ankles and legs with ribbons, en cothurne. Below the upper margin: 'The London Modest Ladies once hoop petticoats wou'd Wear But now forsooth they are not Dress'd unless their B-s Bare'."--British Museum online catalogue.
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1817 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1817 Watermarks (Paper) -- 1817 Watermarks (Paper) -- J. Whatman
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