book of prints;
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'A progress of female virtue' and 'Progress of Female Dissipation' (London, Ackermann) 1800; each series of prints with a title-page and 8 aquatints by Cardon after Mrs Cosway showing a woman's life going in two different directions, the first set her life is led by virtue going into marriage and family life, the title-page with text framed by flowers, fruit and vines; and the second set with her life going towards fame, the title-page with text framed by dead branches, feathers and two masks at the bottom, tissue guards between the sheets. Bound in red half-leather, with marbled boards.
Aquatint and etching printed on sepia brown paper
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Height: 270 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each sheet)
Width: 330 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 1877,0512.542 for title-page of the series 'A Progress of Female Dissipation' and comment.
See 1875,0814.1411; 1872,1109.453; 1877,0512.543; 1868,1212.584; 1868,1212.568; 1868,1212.580; 1868,1212.590; and 1868,1212.569 for another impression of the plates of 'A progress of female virtue' catalogued individually; and 1877,0512.542; 1868,1212.581; 1868,1212.567; 1868,1212.588; 1868,1212.574; 1868,1212.597; 1868,1212.578; 1868,1212.576; and 1868,1212.586 for another impression of the title-page and plates of 'Progress of Female Dissipation' catalogued individually.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: A progress of female virtue
Associated Title: Progress of Female Dissipation
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