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- Object: La graduation de la famille Ecossaise
One of French prints (Nos. 12634-12641), c. 1815, on the British in Paris continued from No. 12354, &c. A handsome young Highland officer walks arm-in-arm with a slightly taller young woman. Her hair under her flat feathered hat is in a small bag or net of tartan. Behind these walk in single file the family descending in height. First, a youth in Highland uniform, next three girls, the second without a hat, her hair curling on her shoulders. Last a small boy, in Highland uniform, carrying a stick across his shoulder, musket-wise, and holding a dog on a lead. The dress of all the girls is plainer, skimpier, and shorter than that of Frenchwomen; all, except the youngest, have bodices or spencers of different colours from their skirts, cf. No. 12359.
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Height: 226 millimetres
Width: 334 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
A companion plate is 'Graduation de la famille Anglaise' (De Vinck, No. 7706).
Dated by M. D. George, 14 Feb. 1816.
This print was listed by Genty in the 'Bibliographie de France' for 24 February 1816.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1993 May-Jun, Southampton City AG, Europeans in Caricature
1993 Jul-Sep, Bolton Museum & AG, Europeans in Caricature
1993 Oct-Nov, Newton Powys, Oriel 31, Europeans in Caricature
1994 Feb-Mar, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Europeans in Caricature
1994 May-Jul, Eastbourne, Towner AG, Europeans in Caricature
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