- Museum number
- Object: Le thé parisien - suprême bon ton au commencement du 19ème siècle
Satire on French society in the early 19th century showing fashionable men and women having a tea party; the women sit around a table; they all wear low-necked, high-waisted gowns; dandies wearing high-collared jackets stand around them; one is seen offering food to one of the ladies, while on the right another three appear to be courting the same woman, much to the displeasure of another woman who glares at the group; on the right a man struts in front of a mirror and looks at his own reflection with obvious satisfaction; on the wall, right, is a portrait of a woman dressed as the goddess Diana, possibly a portrait of the similarly attired lady who is sitting at the table. 1801
Hand-coloured etching and engraving
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Height: 364 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 450 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- An impression of the print was shown in exhibition "Au temps des Merveilleuses", Musée Carnavalet, Paris, 2005, cat. No.115.
The fashion, notably the men's jackets with their oversized collars, seems to be a somewhat less extravagant continuation of the "Incroyable" style of the later 1790s.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018-2019, Oct 4 – 27 Jan, London, BM G90, Recent Acquisitions: Gozzoli to Kara Walker
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