Collection online

Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.227

  • Title (object)

    • Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease
  • Description

    Satire: a husband, servant-maid and black page-boy join forces to tug the laces of the bodice of a lady dressing for the evening in macaroni costume, who clings to a bed-post on the right. 1777?
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1777
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title followed by "from the original picture by John Collet, in the possession of the Proprietors", and "Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, at their Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]" Numbered bl 362.
  • Curator's comments

    See also the reduced version: 2010,7081.2155

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4552 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.227)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.227

Satire: a husband, servant-maid and black page-boy join forces to tug the laces of the bodice of a lady dressing for the evening in macaroni costume.  1777?  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a husband, servant-maid and black page-boy join forces to tug the laces of the bodice of a lady dressing for the evening in macaroni costume. 1777? Hand-coloured mezzotint

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: PPA146164

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...