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- Object: Pinks & Tulips, a sketch from High-Life
A scene in Hyde Park. Pedestrians are divided by rails from riders (left). In the centre a fashionably dressed man drives a fast-stepping horse in a two-wheeled trap, an officer wearing a high bearskin and a long collared cloak sits beside him. An officer in the same dress (left) walks to the left. A lady on horseback is followed by a groom; a dandy canters by, rising high from the saddle. The pedestrians in general walk in pairs, arm-in-arm. A Life Guards officer walks with a dandy. Costume is satirized but not burlesqued. The women have pinched waists and long skirts; pelisses are heavily trimmed with fur and worn with muffs. The dogs are petted creatures, notably well bred: they include a retriever with an umbrella in its mouth, a small clipped poodle, and a toy greyhound. 1 May 1822
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint
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Height: 151 millimetres
Width: 438 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
This is one of a pair. See No. 14461.
No. 14322 is a similar scene. For the title cf. No. 14320.
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