The fashionable mamma, or, The convenience of modern dress [graphic] : vide the pocket hole, &c. / Js. Gy. des. et fect.

Creator:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & stipple engraving on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.0 x 24.8 cm, on sheet 36 x 26 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Abstract:
A fashionably dressed woman sits (left) in profile, in an upright chair, while a carriage waits for her as seen through the window of the well-appointed sitting room. Her loose dress, high to the neck, has two embroidered slits to reveal the breasts. A pretty, buxom nurse holds out an infant, who eagerly sucks the breast thus conveniently laid bare. She wears a turban with two erect feathers, and short sleeves; her gloved right hand holds a closed fan. On the wall behind her is a large picture, 'Maternal Love': a seated woman suckles an infant. Through a high sash-window is seen a corner of the waiting coach, a footman holding open the door, a fat coachman on the box. The coach, hammer-cloth, and the lady's chair are decorated with a baron's coronet. A patterned carpet covers the floor.
Variant Titles:
Convenience of modern dress
Topics:
Breast feeding.
Carriages & coaches.
Clothing & dress--1790-1800.
Coach drivers.
Hats.
Infants.
Interiors.
Jewelry.
Mothers.
Parlors.
Rugs.
Servants.
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Harvey, Francis--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1796.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1796.
Stipple engravings--England--London--1796.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
796.02.15.01+
Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
Orbis Record:
8061766
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr08731
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8897
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 209
Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 415
OID:
11105963
PID:
digcoll:976652