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How to Pluck a Goose  Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)  Date: June 10, 1802  Accession Number: 59.533.831

How to Pluck a Goose Thomas Rowlandson (British, London London) Date: June 1802 Accession Number:

James Gillray "The Graces in a High Wind" - A Scene Taken From Nature, in Kensington Gardens . 26 May 1810  Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

"The Graces in a High Wind" - A Scene Taken From Nature, in Kensington Gardens . 26 May 1810 Hand-coloured etching and aquatint James Gillray, Caricaturist,

A shilling fare to a Christmas dinner, or, Just in pudding time, 1827. Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection 827.00.00.41+

A shilling fare to a Christmas dinner, or, Just in pudding time, Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

A Doleful Disaster, or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's Wig Caught Fire  Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)  London: [Published] by Thomas Tegg, [1813].  Colored etching. 813.9.20.1  BMCat 12147    	Accidents such as this print depicts must not have been uncommon.

A Doleful Disaster, or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's Wig Caught Fire Thomas Rowlandson London: [Published] by Thomas Tegg, Colored etching. BMCat 12147 Accidents such as this print depicts must not have been uncommon.

Jane, Duchess of Gordon: The Triumph of Bacchus or a Consultation on the Additional Wine Duty: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 26 April 1796. Hand-coloured etching

Image gallery: The triumph of Bacchus or a consultation on the additional wine duty!

© The Trustees of the British Museum    The English Ladies Dandy Toy  9 December 1818

© The Trustees of the British Museum The English Ladies Dandy Toy 9 December 1818

Cricket match played by the Countess of Derby and other ladies (1779) read article on How women Changed Cricket http://www.lords.org/news/our-blogs/the-zoe-english-blog/how-women-changed-the-game/

Cricket Match Played by the Countess of Derby and Other Ladies, 1779 - History of women& cricket - Wikipedia

"Sir Richard Worse-than-sly, exposing his wife's bottom; - o fye!" by James Gillray (1782) - "Remarkably, this incident was not a figment of Gillray’s imagination.  All was revealed in open court when Sir Richard Worsley brought a suit against one Captain Bissett for ‘criminal conversation’ (ie, adultery) with his wife.  Worsley had indeed hoisted Bissett onto his shoulders so that the captain could gaze through a bathhouse window on his wife’s nakedness."

City of Laughter: bawdy and scurrilous 18th century London

"Man Reading to a Sleeping Audience" or "An Interesting Tale" by George Moutard Woodward (18th century) at the Courtauld Gallery, London

"Man Reading to a Sleeping Audience" or "An Interesting Tale" by George Moutard Woodward century) at the Courtauld Gallery, London

The Royal Joke, or Black Jacks Delight, by James Gillray (1757-1815). Apparently one in five of ever woman in Georgian London was a prostitute, not surprising.

Sin city: Georgian London evokes images of elegance and fine art... in truth one in five women were prostitutes

"Six stages of mending a face. Dedicated with respect to the Right Hon.ble Lady Archer" by Thomas Rowlandson, 1792.

Thomas Rowlandson, Six Stages of Mending a Face: Dedicated with respect to the Right Hon.

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