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- Object: The cork rump, or Chloe's cushion
Whole length figure of a young woman standing in profile to right. and looking to the front. Her hair is in the enormous pyramid of caricature, on its apex is pinned a frilled cap with long streamers of lace and ribbon. The back of her skirt projects below the waist, and on the projection sits a poodle wearing a bow of ribbon. In her right hand she holds a spray of moss rose-buds. She wears an apron and a skirt which shows her ankles. 19 November 1776
Etching and aquatint
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Height: 163 millimetres
Width: 123 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
Perhaps a companion print to BMSat 5382.
The 'cork rump', a cork support which extended the dress at the back in the manner of the 'bustle' of the nineteenth century but also encircled the hips, was the subject of many caricatures, 1776-7, see BMSat 5376, 5383, 5403, 5429, 5430, 5439, 5458, 5460.
A print with a similar title was published by Darly in 1777, see BMSat 5429.
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