Advantages of wearing muslin dresses! [graphic] / Js. Gillray inv. & ft.
- Advantages of wearing muslin dresses! [graphic] / Js. Gillray inv. & ft.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker, artist.
- Published / Created
- 1802 February 15
- Copyright Date
- [15 February 1802]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "An enormously fat lady flings up arms, legs, and tea-cup in terror, as her flimsy gown catches fire from a red-hot poker falling from the grate (left). She, a stiff military officer, and a young woman sit at a round tea-table. The man sits paralysed, alarmed and helpless, spilling his tea; the girl has added to the calamity by knocking over the tea-table so that urn and tea-pot spill their scalding contents, and crockery slides towards the floor. A loutish footman enters (right) but has stopped dead, dropping a dish of muffins. A frightened cat scampers from the hearth-rug. Over the chimney-piece is a picture of Vesuvius in eruption. The woman is a monstrous creature with bare arms and elaborately dressed hair (or wig), a patterned carpet completes the design."--British Museum online catalogue.
Text following title: Dedicated to the serious attention of the fashionable ladies of Great Britain.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.2 x 35.4 cm, on sheet 26 x 37 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 10
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1802.
Watermarks (Paper)--J. Whatman.--CtY-BR
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
- Subject (Topic)
Clothing & dress--England--1800-1810.
Tea tables (Tables)
Access And Usage Rights
- The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 9933, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 513, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 289
- Orbis Record