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Satirical print - Private Baths. "Oh Ma, there's somebody looking."
  • Private Baths. "Oh Ma, there's somebody looking."
    Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886
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Private Baths. "Oh Ma, there's somebody looking."

  • Object:

    Satirical print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886 (artist)
    Rock & Co. (publishers)
    J. Simmons & Sons (Printer and publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Litho-engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:

    E.2606-1953

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box G

Physical description

A young woman and her mother are in a private bathroom. The young woman is standing naked, holding her dress in front of her, and looking at a hole in the window-blind behind which the shadow of a man in a top-hat can be seen peeping. Her agitated mother is in the bath-tub, about to pull a rope. On the floor is a crinoline petticoat, a red corset, and a pair of boots.

1 of 30 comic visiting cards, some hand-coloured.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1860s (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886 (artist)
Rock & Co. (publishers)
J. Simmons & Sons (Printer and publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Litho-engraving

Dimensions

Height: 9.53 cm, Width: 6.35 cm

Descriptive line

A Cool Idea for the Hot Weather
One of 30 satirical cards parodying carte-de-visites and calling-cards. Published by J. Simmons & Sons, 1860s.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963

Materials

Lithographic ink

Techniques

Lithography; Engraving

Categories

Visiting and announcement cards; Caricatures & Cartoons; Satire; Prints; Underwear

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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