Monstrosities of 1827

George Cruikshank

Monstrosities of 1827
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

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Monstrosities of 1827. Coloured etching. Satire on the fashion plate published at the time as well as on extravagant costume. This etching shows a crowded promenade just inside Hyde Park Corner. Both female and male costumes are grotesquely pinched on the waist and inflated on the sleeves. The women's hands are absurdly small and elegant, as are their feet. The women are also shown wearing hats with huge brims, and towering crowns, trimmed with feathers and floating streamers.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1827 AD - 1827 AD
Image Number
 
001739

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