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Image ID:
lwlpr04236
Call Number:
777.11.04.01+
Title:
Tight lacing, or, The cobler's wife in the fashion
Related Title:
Cobler's wife in the fashion | Cobbler's wife in the fashion
Published:
[London] : Published Novr. 4th 1777 by Wm. Hitchcock No.5 Birchin Lane, [1777]
Description:
1 print : etching, hand-colored ; plate mark 224 x 302 mm., on sheet 26 x 34 cm.
Notes:
Title from item. | Eight lines of verse in 2 columns below image beginning: "The hoity head & toity waist, As now they're all the ton ..."
Reference:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 5, no. 5464
Summary:
In a cobbler's workshop a shoemaker has seized his wife by the arm and is about to beat her with a leather strap. Her partly laced stays are being tightened by the weight of the cobblers hammer. She wears her hair in the monumental fashion, and her high
Subjects:
  •  Corsets - Early works to 1800.
  • Fashion - Early works to 1800.
  • Wife abuse.
  • Couples.
  • Shoemakers.
  • Workshops - England - 18th century.
  • Hairstyles - England - 1770-1780.
  • Clothing & dress - England - 1770-1780.
  • Furniture.
  • Interiors - Engla
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1777.
  • Etchings - England - London - 1777.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Hitchcock, William, fl. 1777-1783, publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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