The stays [graphic] / design'd by an amateur ; Js. Gillray fect.
London Publish'd February 26th, 1810, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street [26 February 1810]
[26 February 1810]
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 28.2 x 22.5 cm, on sheet 35 x 27 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 11608 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 370 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive ac
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.
"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.
Progress of the toilet Progress of the toilet ; plate 1
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Harvey, Francis Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1810 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1810 Watermarks (Paper) -- J. Whatman -- 1806
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