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The Progress of Fashion

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1792 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woodward, George Moutard (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush and ink, watercolour and wash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Iolo A. Williams

  • Museum number:

    E.2131-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EXP, shelf F

Physical description

Large brush and ink watercolour drawing entitled 'The Progress of Fashion', depicting twelve caricatures of male and female couples from Ancient Britain to ca.1792. Inscribed with caption and signed by the artist.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)

Date

ca.1792 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Woodward, George Moutard (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Brush and ink, watercolour and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Signed 'Design'd by G. M. Woodward'.

Inscribed with caption by the artist: 'The Progress of Fashion, Representing at one view, her most Remarkable Variations in respect to Dress from the time of the Ancient Britons Ante C. . 53, down to the Crops A.D. 1792. - design'd with an Humble intention to prove (if possible) - Which is intitled to the greatest share of Ridicule. Time Past or Time Present.'

Dimensions

Height: 85.125 in, Width: 19.875 in

Descriptive line

Brush and ink watercolour drawing by George Moutard Woodward entitled 'The Progress of Fashion', depicting twelve caricatures of male and female couples from Ancient Britain to ca.1792. Great Britain, ca.1792.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.

Materials

Paper; Watercolour; Ink

Techniques

Drawing; Brush; Wash

Categories

Caricatures & Cartoons; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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