|Artist||attributed to Philip Dawe|
|Published||London Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 25 Jany. 1777.|
|Dimensions||Image 330 x 248 mm, Sheet 351 x 249 mm|
A lady sits at her dressing table, while a hair dresser to her right attends to her elaborate coiffure. The lady is turning around towards her husband (r), who has entered the room threatening the hair dresser with a whip, a maid servant behind smiling insolently with her left hand on her hip.
Philip Dawe (c. 1750-1791) was a British painter and mezzotinter of portraits and satires on fashion. The son of a city merchant; he was the pupil and relation by marriage of Henry Morland, after whom he often worked. He was the father of the painter and mezzotinter George Dawe. He exhibited his work between 1761 and 1782. Dawe worked mostly for Sayer and for Bowles, but published some early states himself.
BM Satires 5467, Lennox Boyd state ii/ii
Condition: Trimmed within the plate, small repaired loss lower right inscription space, repaired hole in inscription space left, some skinning to verso nit affecting the recto. Some surface rubbing and very light creasing. Repaired hole in the sleeve of the lady sitting.