Miss Shuttle-Cock.
[Women / Fashion]. [Sneer, Richard, pseudonym of Richard Brinsley Sheridan].

Miss Shuttle-Cock.

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[London]: M. Darly, December 6, 1776. First edition. Folio print, 10-3/8' x 14-1/2". Cream laid paper, watermark with fleur-de-lis, shield and letters "G R". Light staining, primarily to lower margin; evidence of paste to two corners of verso; printing faint to woman's face and neck. About Very Good.

Caricature of the fashion among well-dressed women of that period for large crinoline dresses and feathered headresses, depicting two men batting a woman so dressed back and forth like a shuttlecock, with the text, "Ladie likes Shuttle-Cocks are now array'd, The tail is Cork'd & feather'd is the head." The shops of Matthew and Mary Darly were some of the earliest to specialize in English caricatures. BM 5376.


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