Universal business a card of messages of the utmost consequence in fashion / [graphic]
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- Universal business a card of messages of the utmost consequence in fashion / [graphic]
- Bickham, George, 1684?-1758?, printmaker
- Published / Created
- Publication Place
- Sold in May's Buildings, Covent Garden, London
A mock playing card folded lengthwise in center to create four 'pages.' The title, quotation from The Beggar's opera and imprint create the last, external page; opposite is an ace of hearts as the first, also external page when the sheet is folded. On the second 'page' inside is an image, opposite fourteen lines of verse on the third 'page.' The image shows a lady in a large hoop-petticoat standing by a dressing table in an elegant room and ordering out of the room a dwarfish man, probably a servant, with a cap in one hand and a playing card with a red letter 'A' in another. He is leaving the room. Among the paintings is a large portrait of Cupid. Several books are on a stool near the door and on the floor next to the stool lies a volume of 'Rochester's Poems'. The verse begins as follows: Sir Francis, my lady & both the Miss D---nts / Sincerely return Lady Dorothy's compliments ...
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Published by George Bickham the younger (1704-1771) in 1746?
Two lines of quotation below title: With how d'ye do, and how d'ye do, and how d'ye do again. Beg. Op. [i.e., Beggar's Opera].
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
- 1 print : sheet 7 x 20 cm, folded to 7x 10 cm
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1746
Playing cards England London 1746
Etchings England London 1746
Engravings England London 1746
- etching & engraving ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
England > 1746
England > London > 1746
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