- Museum number
Object: A scene in Kensington Gardens - or - fashions and frights of 1829 - -
Series: Scraps and sketches
A fashion-promenade on grass under trees, resembling George Cruikshank's 'Monstrosities', with two persons on chairs (right). The women wear huge over-trimmed hats, balloon sleeves, wasp-waists, and wide, trimmed skirts above the ankle. The men are burlesqued and attitudinizing dandies, with hair shaved at the back but bunched and projecting under one side of the hat. They have tiny waists, wide trousers pinched at the knee, as in No. 15962. Two toddling children wear absurd adaptations of the mode. 1 November 1829
- Production date
Height: 273 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 378 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Fifth plate of a series of six, stitched together with a paper cover. See curator's comment for 1978,U.159.1.
The Museum holds a pencil design, autographed, rather more crowded than the etching, with studies in the margin of heads and fashions, and a sketch for No. 15982 . Four other pages of fashion studies in pen and pencil, autographed, mostly not used; one, 'Sketches at Kensington', seems to be from life. Binyon, i. 293. P&D pressmark 299.c.2/255,256,257,257v.
A copy, Everitt, p. 152.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1891,1116.179