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- Object: Cropp'd Loungers in Bond St 1791
Three isolated standing figures, a woman between two men, illustrate recent fashions, all have cropped hair. The man on the left is in back view, showing his coat slipped off the shoulders at the back to reveal the top of a (ragged) sleeve and the back of his waistcoat, with its high stiffened collar; he has a voluminous neckcloth. His coat is cut back, leaving coat-tails, the sleeves are tight and buttoned at the wrists, his breeches are long, tied with strings, and buttoned to fit the knee and leg more closely. The other man, who looks through a single eyeglass, shows the front of his short double-breasted waistcoat and a neckcloth tied in a bow. His breeches are longer, and their strings more voluminous. Both wear high round hats with curving brims, and low shoes tied with string, and hold small canes. The woman is in back view, holding a fan, she wears a small round conical hat on her short hair. A short cape or pelerine with long ends tied at the back echoes the coat-tails of the men. Her sleeves are plain and tight, her skirt simple and well above her ankles. 16 August 1791
Etching with hand-colouring
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Height: 252 millimetres
Width: 353 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
For the fashions here satirized cf. BMSats 7794, 7805, 7961, 7995, 7997, 7998, 7999, 8011, 8036, 8039, 8041, 8042, 8043, 8044, 8083.
According to Frances Tucker the fashions shown here are French.
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