Six Stages of Mending a Face, Dedicated with respect to the Right Hon-ble. Lady Archer

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Title

Six Stages of Mending a Face, Dedicated with respect to the Right Hon-ble. Lady Archer

Subject

cosmetics, 18th-century fashion, satire

Description

A mocking visual depiction of the aging socialite Lady Sarah Archer, who was infamous for her excessive makeup (aside from her illegal gambling dens and how she went about marrying off her four teenage daughters)

Also, this is hardly customary for a description, but I would love it if anyone could discover how old Lady Archer was at the time (1792). My sources ran dry.

Creator

Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827)

Publisher

The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959

Date

May 29, 1792

Contributor

Ben Richardson

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Hand-colored etching; Sheet: 10 13/16 × 15 1/8 in. (27.4 × 38.4 cm)

Language

English

Type

cartoon

Identifier

59.533.463

Files

6_stages_of_mending_a_face.jpg

Citation

Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827), “Six Stages of Mending a Face, Dedicated with respect to the Right Hon-ble. Lady Archer,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 6, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/576.

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