The French Lady in LondonWilliam, toutou, Perroqué et Romina-gros-bis, d'epouvante se fourreroient dans un trou de souris
Engraving, sheet 355 x 260mm (14 x 10¼"). Trimmed to platemark; nick on left; creasing. Time staining.
Satire on continental fashions, with a lady besporting an absurd coiffure interrupting a man reading a 'lecture on heads', causing him to dive out of the way. The various animals in the room are equally perturbed. On the wall is a picture of the peak of Tenerife, drawing a comparison between the mountainous island and the height of the coiffure. Copy in reverse of a print of the same title published by Sarah Sledge in 1771.
BM Satires 4784 (copy)
[Ref: 38891] £260.00