- Museum number
Object: Promenade anglaise
Series: Collection de costumes dessinés d'après nature
An English couple, arm-in-arm, have stopped to gaze to the right at something that surprises and shocks (cf. No. 12370) ; both have a dogged, wary expression. The man wears flower-pot hat, long-tailed coat, high wrinkled gaiters, and uses a green umbrella as a walking-stick. The lady, in profile to the left, holds up a small pink parasol; she wears a small bonnet with hanging drapery, a short black cape, blue bodice and plain narrow white skirt, showing pink silk boots without heels on large feet.
Part 1. Plate numbered 1.
- Production date
Height: 313 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 248 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
The first of a 'Collection de Costumes dessinés d'après nature', issued first separately, then in parts (livraisons) containing six numbered plates, one part issued yearly from 1814 to 1824. Published by Bance in Paris and by Bossange-Masson, 14 Great Marlborough Street, London (his imprint is not on the B.M. impressions). Nos. 5 and 6 of Part 1 are Russian subjects. See Nos. 12377-9, all with the same signatures and imprint, and No. 13496.
Fenaille, No. 335. Colas, No. 2984 (series).
See also 1861,1012.404 (BM Satires 14635.+) and 1861,1012.307, complementary sheets that according to Colas fall within this series, though were published as separate sheets rather than in the livraisons.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002 Jan-Mar, Newcastle, Hatton Gall, Followers of Fashion
2002 Jun-Jul, Belfast, Ulster Mus, Followers of Fashion
2002 Aug-Sep, Nottingham, Djanogly AG, Followers of Fashion
2002/3 Dec-Feb, Brighton MAG, Followers of Fashion
2003 Apr-Jun, Braintree District Mus, Followers of Fashion
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