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Four o'clock in the country

Four o'clock in the country

The episode presented in this picture is the complete reverse of that shown in the companion plate, Four o'clock in Town. While the London rake is being assisted to his late bed the country Nimrod is rising wit... More

Traffic

Traffic

Two Jewish clothesmen are securing a parcel of cast-off garments at the door of a highly respectable mansion, whereat a buxom housemaid is disposing of her master's old apparel. In the street beyond is shown th... More

Characters in high life

Characters in high life

A tall handsome lady walks diagonally forwards from left to right, her left hand on the arm of a much shorter companion with a larger head, perhaps a young girl. The latter, though her dress is simple, has a gr... More

The fashionable mamma - or - the convenience of modern dress

The fashionable mamma - or - the convenience of modern dress

A fashionably dressed woman sits (left) in profile to the right, on an upright chair, while a carriage waits for her. Her loose dress, high to the neck, has two embroidered slits to reveal the breasts. A pretty... More

Taste in high life

Taste in high life

This print is satirizing the clothes and behavior of fashionable society in the early 1740s. On the left is a woman with her servant, a young boy she has dressed up in a feathered turban. The woman on the right... More

Venus attired by the Graces

Venus attired by the Graces

A fat ugly woman sits squarely on a stool, in stays and petticoat with clumsy ungartered stockings. Three women, grotesquely ugly, advance towards her, one with a cap, the other with a petticoat, a third with a... More

Miseries of travelling, 6

Miseries of travelling, 6

Miseries of travelling - wet to the skin and forced to borrow ill-fitting clothes Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Who's mistress now

Who's mistress now

The scene is a kitchen ; a servant is disporting herself before a large glass, in borrowed plumage, in the hat, feathers, and train of her mistress, and flourishing a fan ; meanwhile a group of amused spectator... More