A wig shop, c1780-1825. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.

A wig shop, c1780-1825. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.

2-871-253 - Shirley Markham Collection/Heritage Images

A wig shop, c1780-1825. 'The two old ladies examining a girlish headdress displayed by the wigmaker are delightfully satisfied with the model, if one can judge from their expressions. No doubt the wigmaker has convinced them that this special coiffure will reduce their age immeasurably, while the assistant patiently holds a mirror until the critical trying-on moment takes place. Even the poodle's head is trimmed in such a way as to resemble his mistress' wig'. From "The Watercolour Drawings of Thomas Rowlandson from the Albert H. Wiggin Collection in the Boston Public Library" with commentary by Arthur W. Heintzelman. [Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc., New York, 1947]

Image Details

People Information

  1. Thomas Rowlandson, attributed to: British: Painter, illustrator, caricaturist, artist
People Related
  1. Arthur William Heintzelman: American: Writer, author, artist, painter, etcher, copyist, teacher, and curator

  1. Watercolour

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

Category Hierarchy

Lifestyle & Leisure Fashion & Dress

Artistic Representations Satires

Artistic Representations Caricatures

Trade & Industry Shops & Markets

People Other

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5902x4274
File Size : 73,902kb


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