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'Reynard's last shift', hand-coloured mezzotint after John Collet. A fox, pursued by hounds and a genteel hunting party, takes refuge in a farmer's cottage; the inhabitants beat at them with brooms.

January and May, 1785, 1935,0522.1.6 British Museum  While an older suitor gives a young lady an assist into a tree, she is met by a younger suitor

January and May, British Museum (we did something similar at Genesee with the cherry tree!

Richard Newton.Satire on fashion: a man with a huge hat viewing through a monocle a woman of extreme thinness.  28 July 1797  British Museum

Satire on fashion: a man with a huge hat viewing through a monocle a woman of extreme thinness.

A pleasing method of rouzing the Doctor - or a Tythe Pig no bad sight 1775, Satire: a maid-servant tickles the nose of a sleeping country parson with the tail of a suckling pig, that has just been delivered by a boy who watches from the door in the background to right. 1775  "Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]". Numbered bl 328. British Museum 1935,0522.1.221

Full: Front Satire: a maid-servant tickles the nose of a sleeping country parson with the tail of a suckling pig that has just been delivered by a boy who looks through the door. 1775 Hand-coloured mezzotint © The Trustees of the British Museum

Satire: a woman and her daughter wearing fur coats and muffs walking in a street with snow; behind them fighting school boys and a boy carrying a toboggan.  c.1778/9  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Full: Front Satire: a woman and her daughter wearing fur coats and muffs walking in a street with snow; behind them fighting school boys and a boy carrying a toboggan. Hand-coloured mezzotint © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Sailor's Present - 1778 - John Collet  Love the horizontal stripes on the waistcoat, hat trim and the shift sleeves are showing.  What is she wearing on her upper body?

The sailor's Present - Hand coloured Mezzotint - Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

This is an on-line image from the British Museum. A soldier talking to a fashionably-dressed young woman on horseback, leaning against her horse, while another soldier entertains two women in a tent in the background to right; encampment laid out on the hill behind. 15 September 1780 Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching.

This is an on-line image from the British Museum. A soldier talking to a…

Image gallery: Master Lavender qualifying himself for the Army, 1781

Image gallery: Master Lavender qualifying himself for the Army, 1781 I suspect that the lady in question might be someone like the Duchess of Devonshire, an explicit if hidden sexual connotation

Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection,1781. The woman in middle wears a British regimental with lace and buttons, gussets on both stockings and has a knife on her apron string.  All women have bangs.  Woman on the left is wearing an open robe gown with stomacher, open check apron, striped handkerchief and black silk covered chip hat.  The woman on the right appears to be pregnant, has long sleeves on her sprigged bedgown, ties on her cloak (not clasps) and her spotted handkerchief.

A Cornish hug, at the Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection,

The female fox hunter from the original picture originally by John Collet (earlier picture). Printed 1796. Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection.

Neckerchief & contrasting cuffs, lapels/lining (Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection 1780 Female Fox Hunter)

1773 rural family - note breast feeding. Rural happiness, health, felicity and contentment Published: [London]: Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the act directs, 29 May 1773. Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

Rural happiness, health, felicity and contentment, 1773 Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

Recto Two fashionably-dressed young women wearing plumed hats, on horseback in a park, greeting a gentleman on horseback on the left; Mezzotint © The Trustees of the British Museum

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