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Satire: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  1785  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1785 Hand-coloured mezzotint

A young woman spinning at her wheel outside a cottage on the left, rejects the advances of a young man who bows towards her; an illustration to a song.  1782 Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching

A young woman spinning at her wheel outside a cottage on the left, rejects the advances of a young man who bows towards her; 1782 Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching. Chickens and bird house.

"Edward & Eliza" pub. by R. Sayer 1787 Hand-coloured mezzotint

"Hedward & Eliza" by Robert Sayer - 1787 Hand-coloured mezzotint

Laurie & Whittle,(publ), 1790s, The Ruined Girl

Satire: a woman wearing an Empire-line dress stands by a sofa in an elegant room weeping into a handkerchief; a window on the left, bolster on the sofa and letter on the floor.

A lady coming from the circulating library; dressed in large bonnet, apron and bustle, carrying a book.  1781 Mezzotint print made by John Raphael Smith

A lady coming from the circulating library; dressed in large bonnet, apron and bustle, carrying a book. 1781 Mezzotint print made by John Raphael Smith The British Museum, Museum number

about the various paddings and other ways women got their skirts fashionable in the 18th century.

All about bustles Late Century Skirt Supports: Bums, Rumps, & Culs — Démodé

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