This satirical etching by the renowned Thomas Rowlandson pokes fun at the upper classes of the Regency-era, where ‘briskly stooping to pick up a ladys fan at the same moment when two other gentlemen are doing the same and so making a cannon with your head against the both of theirs…and this without being the happy man afterall…’ Note the gentleman and lady with prominent watch chains and trinkets. Published by Thos. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, c1807. It is currently in a cream-coloured mat. The condition is very good for age with a short crease mark in the left lower corner and very minimal staining. The colours are crisp. For postage this can be sent within the mat or removed and rolled and placed in a cylinder. Price for postage will depend on your choice and destination. Engraving measures 12.5 ins (31.8cm) x 9.4 ins (23.8cm). With mat 20 ins (50.5cm) x 16 ins (40.5cm).
This item appears in my book, “How the Watch was Worn, A Fashion for 500 Years” on page 47.
Hand-coloured Caricature 'Misiries of High Life', Thomas Rowlandson, 1807
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