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Wantonness Mask'd

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.123

  • Title (object)

    • Wantonness Mask'd
  • Description

    Satire: a couple at a masquerade, the young man, on the left, has taken his mask off in his ardour, while the woman has not. 6 May 1771
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1771
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 347 millimetres
    • Width: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and four lines of verse, and "Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London [date erased from this impresion]". Numbered at bottom left 207
  • Curator's comments

    For a dated impression and states see other impression: 2010,7081.1427

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4511 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

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

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.123

Satire: a couple at a masquerade, the young man has taken his mask off in his ardour, while the woman has not.  c.1770  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a couple at a masquerade, the young man has taken his mask off in his ardour, while the woman has not. c.1770 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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