Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Merry Christmas!

Today the salon doors close for a Christmas break as my rakish colonial gent and I devote ourselves to festivities. 

I hope you have a wonderfully merry Christmas, however you choose to spend it. I shall see you for more glorious Georgian tales and a few surprises in 2021!



Christmas Eve by William Allan
Christmas Eve by William Allan



Wednesday, 16 December 2020

A False Bottom


A lady's false bottom is exposed! "O cruel Wind, I am not so Plump, Then why should you expose my Rump." The Distress'd Damsel in a High Wind takes aim at fashionistas in 1786. Via the British Museum.

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Wednesday, 9 December 2020

An Elopement


This ruddy-cheeked pair are going to cause all sorts of scandal! The Elopement, or Lovers Stratagem Defeated, 1785. Via the British Museum.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

A Cat's Funeral


Old Maids at a Cat's Funeral by F.G. Byron, 1789. Savage in its way. 

Via the Wellcome Collection.

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