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A Lady putting On Her Cap

Gillray, James1795

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This caricature makes fun of the female fashion for turban-style headgear at the end of the eighteenth century and the amount of cloth need to create them. The comic idea of a cute and playful dog tugging at one end of the cloth recurred in British television adverts for toilet paper, two hundred years later.

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  • Title: A Lady putting On Her Cap
  • Creator: Gillray, James
  • Date Created: 1795
  • Location: London
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 24.1 cm, Width: 35 cm
  • Provenance: Bequeathed by Frank A. Gibson
  • Medium: Etching coloured by hand

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