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Slight of Hand by a Monkey - or the Lady's Head Unloaded

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.168

  • Title (object)

    • Slight of Hand by a Monkey - or the Lady's Head Unloaded
  • Description

    A monkey on a wall in upper left snatches off the tall wig from the head of a female macaroni rendering her bald, to the delight of a passsing urchin and a boy picking apples. 25 October 1776
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1776
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 351 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]". Numbered bl 344
  • Curator's comments

    The date of publication is given on another impression in the BM (see J.5-105), which has much earlier colouring.
    See also the reduced version: 2010,7081.2096

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4546 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.168)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.168

A monkey on a wall snatches off the tall wig from the head of a female macaroni rendering her bald, to the delight of a passsing urchin and a boy picking apples.  25 October 1776  Hand-coloured mezzotint

A monkey on a wall snatches off the tall wig from the head of a female macaroni rendering her bald, to the delight of a passsing urchin and a boy picking apples. 25 October 1776 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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