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My Brothers Breeches - or Not quite the Thing

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.7.177

  • Title (object)

    • My Brothers Breeches - or Not quite the Thing
  • Description

    Scene in a well-furnished dressing-room. One buxom young woman raises her skirt, hands on hips, to show another that she is wearing a pair of knee-breeches, rather too tight. She says: "There Maria I think I make as good a Man as my Brother." Maria leans towards her impressively: "No indeed Cousin! I should think not Quite."
    March 1816
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1816
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 332 millimetres
    • Width: 226 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, and publication line 'Pubd March 1816 by S.W.Fores 50 Piccadilly.'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 12843 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures VII p.177)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.7.177

Scene in a well-furnished dressing-room. One buxom young woman raises her skirt, hands on hips, to show another that she is wearing a pair of knee-breeches, rather too tight. She says: "There Maria I think I make as good a Man as my Brother." Maria leans towards her impressively: "No indeed Cousin! I should think not Quite."  March 1816  Hand-coloured etching

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Scene in a well-furnished dressing-room. One buxom young woman raises her skirt, hands on hips, to show another that she is wearing a pair of knee-breeches, rather too tight. She says: "There Maria I think I make as good a Man as my Brother." Maria leans towards her impressively: "No indeed Cousin! I should think not Quite." March 1816 Hand-coloured etching

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