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Le Bon Genre / L'Anglaise

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1900,0319.24

  • Title (object)

    • L'Anglaise

    Title (series)

    • Le Bon Genre
  • Description

    An open-air performance in Paris. An acrobat stands on his head on a table, while a man seated on a tree-stump fiddles and a boy dances a jig. The spectators are (left) a Parisienne holding a little girl by the hand, a pretty Englishwoman (right), wearing a striped shawl over white dress and dark spencer. Her bonnet or hat trimmed with roses distinguishes her from the Frenchwoman, whose hat has a towering plume of feathers. The dress of both, however, shows some assimilation of national fashions since 1814. Cf. No. 12847.
    Plate numbered 96.
    1816 Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1816
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 244 millimetres (cut)
    • Width: 285 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with series title and number, and plate title
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
    Colas, No. 2238.

    (Supplementary information)
    'Lanté del.' in the inscription according to Colas, No. 2243.
    For comment on the series, see 1868-8-22-7243. The publication of this plate is not recorded in the 'Bibliographie de France' but must have been in the last months of 1816.

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 12859 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (169.e.6)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1900

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1900,0319.24

Plate 96: a street performer stands on his head on a makeshift stage, accompanied by a violinist, watched by a French lady on the left and an English one on the right.  1816  Hand-coloured etching

Plate 96: a street performer stands on his head on a makeshift stage, accompanied by a violinist, watched by a French lady on the left and an English one on the right. 1816 Hand-coloured etching

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