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Lofty Riding, or Miss Folly's head exalted

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.223

  • Title (object)

    • Lofty Riding, or Miss Folly's head exalted
  • Description

    Satire on fashion: a young woman with high-piled hair has her elaborate hat caught by the sign of the Windmill inn hanging over the road as she and another young woman are driven past in a high phaeton; a country woman and child throw up their hands in surprise and a dog leaps up; on the balcony of the inn two men and a woman are drinking "Punch in any Quantitites".. 1781
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1781
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 349 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title followed by "From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles", and "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]" Numbered bl 441.
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 3786 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.223)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.223

Satire: a young lady with high-piled hair has her hat knocked off by an inn-sign as she rides past in a high Phaeton.  1781  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a young lady with high-piled hair has her hat knocked off by an inn-sign as she rides past in a high Phaeton. 1781 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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