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The Female Barber

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.81

  • Title (object)

    • The Female Barber
  • Description

    A young woman shaving a soldier who sits in uniform in a chair, head tilted back to right, while she straddles his knees; in a room with 'Whitehall' on the wall. 31 August.1770
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1770
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 353 millimetres
    • Width: 252 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and two verses of four lines, and "Drawn from the Life & ext by J.Dixon" and Printed for Carington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London [date erased]". Numbered bl. 180
  • Curator's comments

    The publication date is given on another impression in the BM (see 1932,0226.11).

    See also the reduced version: 2010,7081.1794

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4507 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.81)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.81

A young woman shaving a soldier who sits in uniform in a chair while she straddles his feet in a room with 'Whitehall' on the wall.  31 August.1770  Hand-coloured mezzotint

A young woman shaving a soldier who sits in uniform in a chair while she straddles his feet in a room with 'Whitehall' on the wall. 31 August.1770 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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