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Image ID:
lwlpr03989
Call Number:
793.00.00.178+
Creator:
Dawe, Philip, printmaker.
Title:
Search the world you'll seldom see, handsomer folks than we three
Published:
[London] : Printed for Bowles & Carver at their Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, [not before 1793]
Description:
1 print on wove paper: mezzotint, hand-colored ; plate mark 34.9 x 25.2 cm., on sheet 37 x 27 cm.
Notes:
Printmaker from George. | First published by Carington Bowles on 20 October 1775; original publication date burnished from the plate. Cf. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, v. 5, p. 786. | Date of publication inferred from paper and from date of the Bowles & Carver partnership formed after the 1793 death of Carington Bowles. See Plomer, H.R. Dictionaries of printers and booksellers, p. 31. | Numbered in plate: 332.
Reference:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 4, no. 4542
Summary:
Two grotesque figures of a well-dressed man and woman stand before a background of Corinthian pillars topped with Doric capitals. The man points with his left hand to his mouth and grimaces at the viewer.
Subjects:
  •  Couples.
  • Clothing & dress - England - 1770-1780.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1775.
  • Mezzotints - England - London - 1793.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Bowles & Carver, publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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