High-change in Bond Street, ou, La politesse du grande monde [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. et fect.
- High-change in Bond Street, ou, La politesse du grande monde [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. et fect.
- Alternative Title
- Politesse du grande monde
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1796 March 27
- Copyright Date
- [27 March 1796]
- Publication Place
- H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
- "Bond Street, the pavement receding diagonally from left to right, is thronged with fashionable pedestrians. In the foreground five fashionably dressed men advance, forming a phalanx which pushes on to the cobbled roadway a lady, dressed rather for the ball-room than the street, to whose arm clings a little girl; both are in back view. The men smile or leer. The lady's neck diminishes to a point, tresses of hair hang from her turban (cf. BMSat 8755), which is trimmed by a gigantic erect feather. Her over-dress hangs from her shoulders and swells into folds which sweep the ground. She holds a fan. (Small copy in Grego.) Behind (right) three ladies walk arm-in-arm in the roadway: a fat woman in a riding-habit, looking through an opera-glass, and two younger women, one with her face covered by a transparent veil reaching nearly to the (knees, the other looking demurely down. Among the crowd in the background a man arm-in-arm with a military officer in back view (? Lord Moira) resembles Fox."--British Museum online catalogue.
- Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 36 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1796.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
- Subject (Topic)
Clothing & dress--England--1790-1800.
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8900, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 417, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 210
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