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Maker(s):Woodward, George Moutard; Cruikshank, Isaac
Culture:British (circa 1760-1809); British (circa 1756-1811)
Title:A Formal Introduction to an Assembly
Date Made:1797-04-01
Materials:etching with hand-coloring
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Mount: 13 3/4 in x 10 7/8 in; 34.9 cm x 27.6 cm; Sheet: 10 7/16 in x 7 3/4 in; 26.5 cm x 19.7 cm; Image: 8 15/16 in x 7 3/16 in; 22.7 cm x 18.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.33
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

George, No. 9151
A young woman (l.), with crossed wrists and down-cast eyes, bends her knees to an elderly man wearing a sword who bows, chapeau bras. Two women effect the introduction. All three wear flowers and feathers and have a bedizened appearance. A scene in the Assembly Rooms, Derby, where 'the most approved etiquetts of country assemblies receives...every due attention" (p. 192). See Nos. 9152, 9153.

(from George, vol. VII)

caricatures; costume; elite; fashion; headdresses; humor; satire; social classes; social interaction; text; vanity; women

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