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A Lady putting On Her Cap

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1795 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Frank A. Gibson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 176

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.

Physical description

Satirical etching

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1795 (etched)


Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching coloured by hand


Height: 24.1 cm, Width: 35 cm

Descriptive line

Satirical print


Paper (fiber product); Printing ink; Watercolour


Etching (printing process); Hand colouring; Etching

Subjects depicted

Carpet; Costume; Mirror; Dog; Curtains; Caps (headgear); Tables (support furniture); Interior views


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Satire


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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