This fascinating caricature by the famous artist Isaac Cruikshank shows a rotund lady in all her finery. It was published in London October 24th, 1792. She wears a green skirt and red and gold jacket, bow at the neck, jaunty hat and is holding gloves. In her other hand is the long style of parasol. At her waist there is looped a Macaroni-style watch chatelaine. In this manner of wearing, the watch attaches to a simple chain with trinkets at the other end and is looped over a band on the garment or a belt. This was more favoured in the late 18th to early 19th century. The image is in very good condition for age with some very slight staining and is currently housed in a mat. It can be sent within the mat or removed and rolled in a cylinder for postage. Cost of postage will depend on choice and destination. Framed image is 8.25 ins (21cm) x 12 ins (30.2cm). Mat measures 13.1 ins (33.3cm) x 17 ins (43.2cm). This item appears in my books, “Chatelaines, Utility to Glorious Extravagance” on page 110 and “How the Watch was Worn, A Fashion for 500 Years” on page 36.
Hand-coloured Caricature of 'A Beef Eater' by Isaac Cruikshank, 1792, Watch Chatelaine, Parasol
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