Boston Public LibraryEnglish Caricature and Political Satire, 18th and 19th Centuries / British Artists / Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
A bonnet shop
- A bonnet shop
This plate is best described from the advertisement of the proprietress, displayed on her premises, for the manufacture of the straw bonnets and hats which were the mode at the beginning of the century : 'Miss Flimsey's fashionable warehouse ; the greatest variety of straw hats and bonnets made up in the most elegant taste. A large stock of Spanish, Flemish, Provincial, Gipsy, Cottage, Woodland, &c., &c., adapted to show every feature to advantage.' An old fright is trying on an unbecoming straw-bonnet at a mirror, while a handsome saleswoman is puffing her wares. A number of pretty apprentices are trimming hats, and an antiquated quiz, with his spyglass, is poking his head through the window, and saluting the bevy of beauties with a satyr-like grin.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
- Name on Item:
May 15, 1810
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
- The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 2
- 1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 39 x 26 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
No. 111 Cheapside :
Title from item.
Grego, II, p. 115, 187
On item: Tegg's Caricatures No. 17
- Notes (acquisition):
The Albert H. Wiggin Collection, 1941
- Notes (date):
Date from catalogue raisonné.
- Notes (citation):
Grego, Joseph. "Rowlandson the caricaturist; a selection from his works with anecdotal descriptions of his famous caricatures, in two volumes." London: Chatto and Windus, 1880
- Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 2," the second volume in a set of five published under this title by Thomas Tegg. The five volumes contained 251 prints in all.