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Life in Philadelphia. Plate 3.
Life in Philadelphia. Plate 3. ''How you find yourself dis hot Weader Miss Chloe?'' / ''Pretty well I tank you Mr Cesar only I aspire too much.
Eng.d by Cha.s Hunt [after Edward William Clay].
London, Pub. by Harrison Isaacs, Charles St Soho [n.d., c.1832.]
Fine coloured aquatint, very large margins. 235 x 190mm (9¼ x 7½").
A satire from an English edition of Edward William Clay's 'Life in Philadelphia', with two black Philadelphians, both over-dressed à la mode, discuss the weather. Clay, inspired by Edward Cruikshank's 'Life in London' series, published his 'Life in Philadelpia' series from 1828-1830. Of the fourteen aquatints ten were satires on the black populace (who were freed when Pennsylvania banned slavery in 1780), which did much to enforce the negative stereotypes held even in the free North. Very popular, they inspired these copies, published in London.
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