The Lovely Sacarissa dressing for the Pantheon.She Blooms in the Winter of her Days, like the Glastonbury Thorn.
Mezzotint, 350 x 250mm. Repaired tears to left margin. Some scratching/scuffing to mezzotint.
A stout, ugly, and elderly woman holds in her left hand a barber's block, with a carved head in profile, on which is an elaborate pyramidal wig with ringlets. This she is covering with powder or flour from a dredger. Her back is turned to the casement window through which look two grinning old women, wearing frilled muslin caps. Behind on the wall, in deep shadow, is a picture of a dome inscribed 'The Pantheon'. Attributed to Philip Dawe (c. 1750 - 1791?).
BM Satires: 5533. Chaloner Smith: undescribed. Image appears to be based on BM Satires: 4647, Lady Drudger going to Ranelagh, 1772.
[Ref: 7888] £650.00