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Image ID:
lwlpr02897
Call Number:
776.10.25.05+
Title:
Slight of hand by a monkey, or, The lady's head unloaded
Published:
[London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, published as the act directs, [25 Oct. 1776]
Description:
1 print on laid paper : mezzotint ; plate mark 35.3 x 25.2 cm., on sheet 36 x 26 cm.
Notes:
Title engraved below image. | Publication date Horace Walpole's impression in the New York Public Library. | Plate numbered '344' in lower left corner.
Reference:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Frederick George Stephens, v. 4, no. 4546
Summary:
A lady walking along a high orchard wall has her enormous headdress, trimmed wtih lace and ribbons, pulled from her head by a monkey perched atop the wall. She clasps her hand to her bare head, a look of surprise on her face. A man perched on a ladder
Subjects:
  •  Apple orchards.
  • Hairdressing.
  • Butchers.
  • Clothing & dress - Great Britain - 1770-1780.
  • Monkeys.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Mezzotints - England - London - 1776.
  • Satires (Visual works) - England - 1776.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
    View record in ORBIS
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