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Fashionable contrasts; -or- the duchess's little shoe yielding to the magnitude of the duke's foot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.6150

  • Title (object)

    • Fashionable contrasts; -or- the duchess's little shoe yielding to the magnitude of the duke's foot
  • Description

    A pair of masculine legs from below the calf, the feet in large buckled shoes, between the tiny ankles and feet of the Duchess of York wearing jewelled slippers, placed horizontally. See BMSat 7930, &c. 24 January 1792
    Hand-coloured etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1792
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 255 millimetres
    • Width: 355 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication line: "Pubd. Jany. 24th. 1792. by H. Humphrey N. 18 Old Bond Street".
        Annotated (recto) with catalogue number.
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    On the back is an impression of BMSat 8113. There is perhaps some significance in this, as impressions of these prints in the Royal Collection at Windsor are also printed back to back.
    Reprinted, 'G.W.G.', 1830.

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8058 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2009 Jan-Mar, BM, Room 90, Love and Marriage

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.6150

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 24 January 1792  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 24 January 1792 Hand-coloured etching

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