George Cruikshank, 1792-1878, British; Samuel William Fores, London, publisher
Lithograph with hand coloring
After hostilities between England and France quieted in 1815, French clothing designs increasingly influenced English fashions.
In this print, Cruikshank satirizes the strange stoop Englishwomen affected in order to accentuate their decolletage. [Helmreich,
Life in London]
Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 2735; Douglas 1467; Cohn 1110 ii/ii; British Museum 12949
Inscription: Recto, in stone below design, "G. Cruikshank. fect." at l.l.; "Pubd. by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly Augt. 4th. 1817"
at l.r.; collector's stamp in black ink at l.r.c.