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- Object: Beauty makers from Paris.
An oval vignette cut from a sheet. One end of a large room with a vaulted roof is filled with machinery. Customers watch or wait, one man is submerged to the neck in a large ornate bath of 'Grand Softning Fluid'. Another is being stretched and straightened in a 'Streching [sic] Machine'; a third has his nose pressed against a grindstone or 'Shaping Wheel'. The motive force seems to be steam which moves cog-wheels. A short, fat bandy-legged fellow holds the arm of a very tall thin man with a very long nose, and says to the dandified proprietor: 'Can you make me tall and genteel, like my son Bobby here?' Answer: 'Yes sore, and take de leetle bit, from de young Gentlehomes, nose.!!!' A very bandy-legged man sits on a bench reading the 'Times'; a tall thin one admires his reflection in a cheval-glass. Cf. BM Satires No. 15654. 1828?
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Height: 107 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 157 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- The print is cut out around the image and inscription.
(Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
- Not on display
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