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Maker(s):Woodward, George Moutard; Cruikshank, Isaac
Culture:British (circa 1760-1809); British (circa 1756-1811)
Title:A Proctor with a Wig
Date Made:1797-01-14
Type:Print
Materials:etching with hand-coloring
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Mount: 13 3/4 in x 10 11/16 in; 34.9 cm x 27.1 cm; Sheet: 10 7/16 in x 8 1/16 in; 26.5 cm x 20.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.29
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
2006-29.jpg

Description:
George, No. 9117
A fat person wearing hat and wig (l.) and a thin gardener stand facing each other in profile. The gardener deferentially holds out a plant in a pot, which the person inspects through a glass. The print is to show (by comparison with No. 9115) how greatly mankind is indebted to the inventor of wigs.

(from George, vol. VII)

Tags:
caricatures; elite; humor; plants; pots; satire; social classes; social interaction; text

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