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The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Dressing for a Masquerade. 1 Apr 1790

Hand-coloured etching | 37.7 x 50.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810382

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A hand-coloured print of a party of women preparing for a masquerade. On the left, a seated woman is having her hair combed by a elderly male hairdresser. A woman standing on a chair, admires the back of her dress in a mirror held up by an old maid. On the right, a woman bends to adjust her stocking whilst another woman wearing a mask admires herself in a mirror. Centre left, a woman dressed as a monk holds a bottle and glass. Inscribed in the plate: Rowlandson 1790 / Pub April 1 1790 by SW Fores N3 Piccadilly