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Ladies ears bored, gratis

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1861,0518.975

  • Title (object)

    • Ladies ears bored, gratis
  • Description

    The interior of a jeweller's shop, indicated only by three necklaces festooned on the wall and by a door giving on to the street. A lady sits between two men; one (left) points insinuatingly to a box of ear-rings which he holds, the other applies a boring instrument to her left ear. Behind, a weeping schoolboy with a bag of books is being birched by a young woman. Through the door are seen a Highlander blowing bagpipes and a milkmaid screaming for custom. L. and W., No. 90. 24 October 1793
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1793
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 198 millimetres
    • Width: 247 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication line: "Publish'd 24th. Octr. 1793, by Robt. Sayer & Co. Fleet Street, London."
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8408 bibliographic details
    • Laurie & Whittle Quarto Drolls 1795 90 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Post-binder)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1861,0518.975

The interior of a jeweller's shop, indicated only by three necklaces festooned on the wall and by a door giving on to the street. A lady sits between two men; one (left) points insinuatingly to a box of ear-rings which he holds, the other applies a boring instrument to her left ear. Behind, a weeping schoolboy with a bag of books is being birched by a young woman. Through the door are seen a Highlander blowing bagpipes and a milkmaid screaming for custom. L. and W., No. 90. 24 October 1793  Etching

The interior of a jeweller's shop, indicated only by three necklaces festooned on the wall and by a door giving on to the street. A lady sits between two men; one (left) points insinuatingly to a box of ear-rings which he holds, the other applies a boring instrument to her left ear. Behind, a weeping schoolboy with a bag of books is being birched by a young woman. Through the door are seen a Highlander blowing bagpipes and a milkmaid screaming for custom. L. and W., No. 90. 24 October 1793 Etching

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