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"John Bowles, a British publisher & printer, produced this satire on gossiping women at the Tea Table in the early 18C. Here five fashionable ladies drink tea at a table placed on a carpet in an affluent interior. On the table, as well as the tea service, are a closed fan, a muff and an open book lettered, "Chit Chat." A devil lurks beneath the table and Envy drives Justice and Truth out of a door at upper left; two gentlemen eavesdrop at an open window on the right...."

John Bowles, a British publisher & printer, produced this satire on gossiping women at the Tea Table in the early Here five fashionable ladies drink tea at a table placed on a carpet in an affluent interior.

A lady taking tea, seated turned to left, wearing a dark net shawl, looking towards the viewer from beneath the brim of her hat, holding a teacup on its saucer in front of her at chest level, left hand, gloved and holding its pair, in her lap, a tea-tray with pot, sugar bowl and cream-jug on the table in front of her; after Mercier.

A lady taking tea, seated turned to left, wearing a dark net shawl, looking…

18th century morning dress.   British Museum   Museum number 2010,7081.447   Description Recto   Morning; a young woman shown three-quarters length sitting to right on the edge of her curtained bed, at her breakfast table, lifting her right arm as as she draws her dressing-gown across her with the other hand and looking towards the viewer; a window in the background; from a set of the times of day; after Mercier; proof before letters. Mezzotint with some etching

18th century morning dress. British Museum Museum number 2010,7081.447 Description Recto Morning; a young woman shown three-quarters length sitting to right on the edge of her curtained bed, at her breakfast table, lifting her right arm as as she draws her dressing-gown across her with the other hand and looking towards the viewer; a window in the background; from a set of the times of day; after Mercier; proof before letters. Mezzotint with some etching

A fashionably-dressed woman in a bonnet with a lace fringe that covers her eyes, taking breakfast at a round table set with a tray of tea things, a biscuit on a plate and a small book; a black page bringing a kettle on the left and a spaniel on a chair by the table.  1772  Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching. [Long sleeves; variation of Jesuit?]

Lady Nightcap at Breakfast British Museum / head covering

Choir and Orchestra (A Choral Band), 1776, by John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740-1779, British, Pen and black ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Choir and Orchestra (A Choral Band), by John Hamilton Mortimer, British

Frailties of Fashion, May 1793. British Museum 1868,0808.6292

Frailties of Fashion. 1793 satirical print from the British Museum.

A lesson westward, or, A morning visit to Betsy Cole, January 1782, Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

A lesson westward, or, A morning visit to Betsy Cole, January Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

Garret/attic

The Works of William Hogarth, by John Trusler : The Distressed Poet.

1716 Martha and Theresa Blount by Charles Jervas (private collection) | Grand Ladies | gogm

1716 Martha and Theresa Blount by Charles Jervas (private collection)

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