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    "No Flower that blows, is like this Rose", study for a satirical print of the same title; Mme Rose Didelot, opera-dancer, poised on her right toe, holding up a garland of roses, her head in profile to left, wearing pseudo-classical costume. c.1796 Brush drawing in grey ink, touched with watercolour


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    • 1796
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    • Height: 189 millimetres
    • Width: 125 millimetres
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    Study for BMSat 8892 (engraved by Gillray, published 12 April 1796).

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    British 201.c.06 PIV

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