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The French lady in London or the head dress for the year 1771

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    J,5.111

  • Title (object)

    • The French lady in London or the head dress for the year 1771
  • Description

    Satire on fashion, with a lady with absurdly high coiffure entering a room with a picture of the peak of Tenerife on the wall: for a full account see BMSat. 2 April 1771
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1771
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 354 millimetres
    • Width: 263 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title below in English and French (La Francoise à Londres), followed by 'done from the original drawing by J.H.Grimm', and the publication line 'Printed for S.Sledge, printseller in Henrietta Street Covent Garden. Publish'd as the Act directs, 2d April 1771'
  • Curator's comments

    A pair to 'The English lady at Paris', BMSat 4785. Grimm's original drawing, in reverse, is in the Yale Center for British Art (see Richard Godfrey, 'English caricature 1620 to the present', V&A 1984, cat.58).

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4784 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2002 Jan-March, Newcastle, Hatton Gall, Followers of Fashion
    2002 June-July, Belfast, Ulster Mus, Followers of Fashion
    2002 Aug-Sep, Nottingham, Djanogly AG, Followers of Fashion
    2002/3 Dec-Feb, Brighton MAG, Followers of Fashion
    2003 April-June, Braintree District Mus, Followers of Fashion
    2010 June-Sep, London, Tate Britain, Rude Britannia: British Comic Art

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    J,5.111

Satire on fashion, with a lady with absurdly high coiffure entering a room with a picture of the peak of Tenerife on the wall: for a full account see BMSat.  2 April 1771  Engraving

Satire on fashion, with a lady with absurdly high coiffure entering a room with a picture of the peak of Tenerife on the wall: for a full account see BMSat. 2 April 1771 Engraving

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