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James Gillray, Leaving off Powder (1795)

Rare Antique James Gillray print Leaving off Wig Powder fashion crime 1795

"Carrying Things to Extremeties" Robert Isaac Robert Cruikshank original copper engraving

"Carrying Things to Extremeties" Robert Isaac Robert Cruikshank original copper engraving

Loretta reports: My recent blogs about King George IV and Lady Worsley got me thinking about the media’s influence on our attitude towar...

King George IV & the paparazzi of his day

George IV, with a swathed and gouty leg, stands in front of the throne, supported by Lady Conyngham and a crutch, his arm round her shoulder. Peel stands partly hidden by a curtain and immediately behind Wellington, his mouthpiece; he speaks into a speaking-trumpet, the stem of which passes from Wellington's ear to his mouth from which the trumpet projects.

George IV, with a swathed and gouty leg, stands in front of the throne, supported by Lady Conyngham and a crutch, his arm round her shoulder. Peel stands partly hidden by a curtain and immediately behind Wellington, his mouthpiece; he speaks into a speaking-trumpet, the stem of which passes from Wellington's ear to his mouth from which the trumpet projects.

Thomas Rowlandson, Doctor (1799). Doctor to Patient: “Your pulse is in a better state. Seven or eight more Draughts will settle you.”  Patient to Doctor: “Settle me! I believe I shall be settled if I go on in this manner – my Inside is like a Potticarry’s Shop. I long hugely for some beans and a lump of Bacon.”

Thomas Rowlandson, Doctor Doctor to Patient: “Your pulse is in a better…

The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - James Gillray - Substitutes for Bread Hand-colored etching

The Antiquarium - Antique Print & Map Gallery - James Gillray - Substitutes for Bread Hand-colored etching

A Hint to the Ladies - or a Visit from Dr Flannel!!. A grotesque old doctor, with carbuncled nose, approaches a lady, bowing low and holding out a clumsy petticoat; she flinches back in horror. Etching by Isaac Cruikshank after a design by George Moutard Woodward, hand-coloured. Published in London by Thomas Tegg; undated, but the paper bears a manufacturer's watermark for 1818.

A Hint to the Ladies - or a Visit from Dr Flannel!!. A grotesque old doctor, with carbuncled nose, approaches a lady, bowing low and holding out a clumsy petticoat; she flinches back in horror. Etching by Isaac Cruikshank after a design by George Moutard Woodward, hand-coloured. Published in London by Thomas Tegg; undated, but the paper bears a manufacturer's watermark for 1818.

rowlandsonpleasuresofmargateNightcolour1800

rowlandsonpleasuresofmargateNightcolour1800

PLATE 67 The Effects of rough Pavements to tender-footed Passengers, Cruikshank after Woodward, from Eccentric Excursions, 1807

PLATE 67 The Effects of rough Pavements to tender-footed Passengers, Cruikshank after Woodward, from Eccentric Excursions, 1807

The owner of a gentlemen's club has devised a way of finding his customers amidst the swirling clouds of pipe-smoke - by using a set of billows. A young man is trying to find his master, 'a little gentleman in a brown wig'. The master's face emerges from the smoke, clearly enjoying his pipe and a bowl of punch. Not in the British Museum, and not described in BM Satires. Etching & aquatint Designed by George Moutard Woodward Published in London by William Holland, March 1796

The owner of a gentlemen's club has devised a way of finding his customers…

A Master Parson with a Good Living, different colorway, June 2 1782, Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

A Master Parson with a Good Living, different colorway, June 2 Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

George M. Woodward, Eccentric Excursions, 1807, plates by Isaac Cruikshank after…

Woodward, Eccentric Excursions, plates by Isaac Cruikshank after…

The Three Best Physicians DrDiet Dr Merryman and Dr Quit A Hint to Hippocondriacks(1813) Charles Willams

The Three Best Physicians DrDiet Dr Merryman and Dr Quit A Hint to Charles Willams

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