The Bald Fac'd Doe.10.
Pub by MDarly Strand May 29th 1772 accor to Act.
Etching, part 18th century paper with watermark. Plate 178 x 127mm. 7 x 5". Tears to the edges.
A stout woman standing in profile, her hand is thrust beneath her apron, a bunch of keys hangs from her waist. She wears a cap, elbow sleeves, a figured handkerchief or scarf, and a straight full skirt over a quilted petticoat. She is Mrs. Owen, keeper of an inn at Epping, the Bald-Faced Stag in Epping Forest, a well-known inn and a resort of Londoners for venison feasts and City hunts. After Edward Topham (1751 - 1820). From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, artists &c', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '10' upper right.
BM Satires: 5011.
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