High-change in Bond Street, ou, La politesse du grande monde [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. et fect.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[27 March 1796]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 36 cm
Title etched below image. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
"Bond Street, the pavement receding diagonally from left to right, is thronged with fashionable pedestrians. In the foreground five fashionably dressed men advance, forming a phalanx which pushes on to the cobbled roadway a lady, dressed rather for the ball-room than the street, to whose arm clings a little girl; both are in back view. The men smile or leer. The lady's neck diminishes to a point, tresses of hair hang from her turban (cf. BMSat 8755), which is trimmed by a gigantic erect feather. Her over-dress hangs from her shoulders and swells into folds which sweep the ground. She holds a fan. (Small copy in Grego.) Behind (right) three ladies walk arm-in-arm in the roadway: a fat woman in a riding-habit, looking through an opera-glass, and two younger women, one with her face covered by a transparent veil reaching nearly to the (knees, the other looking demurely down. Among the crowd in the background a man arm-in-arm with a military officer in back view (? Lord Moira) resembles Fox."--British Museum online catalogue.
Politesse du grande monde
Clothing & dress--England--1790-1800. Crowds. Etiquette. Show windows. Window displays.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Riviere & Son Binding.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8900 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 210 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 417
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