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'A hint to ladies to take care of their heads': 18th century

Philip Dawe

 
'A hint to ladies to take care of their heads': 18th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

Full image caption

'A hint to ladies to take care of their heads'. A print satirising the fashion for extravagant hairdressing. In the interior of the Rotunda of the Pantheon, a woman (possibly the Duchess of Devonshire) stands centrally with a huge hairstyle decorated with feathers. It touches the candles in the chandelier above and catches fire; a maid attempts to put the flames out with an extinguisher. The Pantheon was a fashionable rendezvous of the time, situated to the east of Oxford Circus, where Marks & Spencer now stands.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1776 AD - 1776 AD
Image Number
 
001810

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