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- Object: Is this my daughter Ann
Satire on fashion. A street where, before a house [on the right], over the door of which the name 'Love Joy' is written, a sedan chair has been brought, in order to carry away a young lady, who, in a towering toupée, and other articles of fashionable attire of this period, is leaving the house in company with a young soldier, who caresses her as they go; she looks fondly at him. An old woman, in what was then an 'old-fashioned' costume is interposing to prevent the departure of the damsel. 27 June 1774
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Height: 350 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Dorothy George.
This was clearly a popular plate, since an identical one seems to have been made with the same lettering. Differences are most noticeable in the face of the sedan-bearer, who has heavy-lidded eyes in the other plate; the light almost bisecting the shadow under the mother is lacking in that too. See 2010,7081.1173 for an impression.
See also BM Satires 4537, another satire on the same theme after Grimm, with the title 'Be not amaz'd Dear Mother - It is indeed your Daughter Anne', showing only the mother and daughter.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002 Jan-Mar, Newcastle, Hatton Gall, Followers of Fashion
2002 Jun-Jul, Belfast, Ulster Mus, Followers of Fashion
2002 Aug-Sep, Nottingham, Djanogly AG, Followers of Fashion
2002/3 Dec-Feb, Brighton MAG, Followers of Fashion
2003 Apr-Jun, Braintree District Mus, Followers of Fashion
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