The Lady's Disaster._ mil ortum tale. Horace. [...] Drawn from the Fact. Occasion'd by a Lady carelessly tossing her Hoop too high, in going to shun a little Chimney sweeper's Boy who fell down just at her Feet in an artful surprise, at ye enormous sight.
Published according to Act of Parliament, Decem.re 15th [1770.] Price 6d.
Engraving with large margins. 240 x 310mm (9½ x 12¼"). Paper lightly toned, mounted in album paper; later publication.
A view on the north side of the Strand, looking towards the church of St Mary-le-Strand (described here as the New Church); a lady has tossed her hoop too high and caught it on a hook, displaying her undergarments to the laughing crowd, including a chimney sweep under her feet.
Ex Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd; BM Satires undescribed; for a similar subject see ref. 31750
[Ref: 31749] £320.00