Why! hollo Muggins where have you bin? I aint seen you this long while _ how are yer? Oh! Tray Bang _ Tray Bang _ I've bin stopping on the Contment at Bolong _ for the change of Hair, and to become fammar with french manners.
London: W. Spooner, 377 Strand. [n.d., c.1838.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 265 x 180mm. 10½ x 7". Fine colour; sheet trimmed.
The artist uses an unusual monogram of a wine bottle. Social satire; conversation outside a hairdressers/wig shop. A pretentious man (left) sporting the latest Continental fashions boasts of a recent trip to France - partly in cod-French - and proudly refers to his new hair style. In window adverts for "Balm of Columbia the growth of hair" and "A fine young bear this day sold in pots". For the satirical series 'Funny Characters' published by William Spooner (1833 - 1847; fl.).
[Ref: 17336] £160.00