The stays [graphic] / design'd by an amateur ; Js. Gillray fect.

Published/Created:
London
Publish'd February 26th, 1810, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street
[26 February 1810]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 28.2 x 22.5 cm, on sheet 35 x 27 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image, following series title and preceding plate number.
First of three prints in a series entitled: Progress of the toilet.
Temporary local subject terms: Corset -- Pin cushion.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xiii.
Abstract:
"A young woman stands in profile to the left, at a dressing-table, while a buxom ladies' maid laces a pair of long stays. She wears a boudoir cap tied under the chin, and holds a flat ruler-shaped stick under the stays in front to regulate the operation. The stays fit closely over a pair of plain knickerbockers, cf. No. 9608. The dressing-room is luxuriously furnished. The dressing-table is draped in muslin and has a swing-mirror. On it are toilet-articles, bottles (two inscribed 'Milk of Roses' and 'Esprit de Lavande'), a rosary, a mask, a ticket inscribed 'Masquerade Argyll Street', and a lap-dog, looking at itself in the mirror. The furniture is ornamented with ormolu. A small hanging book-case with curtained glass doors hangs on the wall. A picture of a woman draped in a cloak, walking, with a landscape background, is inscribed 'Morning'. On a console table is a Chinese vase with a bouquet of roses. Jug, basin, &c, are on the ground beside a chair on which are boxes for toilet appliances. Heavy fringed curtains cover the window (left)."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Progress of the toilet
Progress of the toilet ; plate 1
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1810
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1810
Watermarks (Paper) -- J. Whatman -- 1806
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
810.02.26.01
Orbis Record:
9180298
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr12221
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10969030
PID:
digcoll:974768