Dressing for a Masquerade.
Pub. April 1 1790 by S.W. Fores N3 Piccadilly.
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 360 x 470mm (14¼ x 18½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Courtesans were known to be frequent visitors to fashionable masquerades, and here they dress for one. Four courtesans are shown in various stages of preparation, from putting on stockings to masked final appearance (far right). Large satirical etching by Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), whose name is now 'synonymous with the popular vision of late Georgian Britain' (DNB).
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