A bouquèt of the last century / Js. Gillray, del. & ft.

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James Gillray
A bouquèt of the last century / Js. Gillray, del. & ft.
[London] : Publish'd Feby 1st 1802, by H Humphrey, St James's Street, [1802]
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
[London] : Publish'd Feby 1st 1802, by H. Humphrey, St James's Street, [1802]
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.

At foot, within image: -'t'was thus, heretofore, honest Dames shew'd their Faces, When Ball Nights & Birth Nights, call'd forth all their Graces! - But now, (-las-a-day!) what with Wigs and with Vails, Our Fair Ones, hide Faces, and all, - but their Tails! -.


Print shows an elderly lady, identified as the Dowager Lady Dacre, sitting in a glass-fronted coupé, the side window forming a frame. She has simply-dressed powdered hair on which is a turban-like drapery; a fichu covers her neck. Her dress, in front of which is a large bouquet of flowers, is shaped to the waist in a way very different from the fashion of the day. On the carriage door ls a baron's coronet above the initial 'D'.

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