|Method||Etching with Etching with hand colouring|
|Published||Published 16th. Decr.1793, by Robt. Sayer & C°. Fleet Street London.|
|Dimensions||Image 165 x 223 mm, Plate 190 x 240 mm, Sheet 245 x 303 mm|
Inscription below image reads: Indeed Mr Fribble I am not to be done in this manner, your Yard is to short by an Inch.
A scene set in the interior of a milliner's shop. The milliner and a lady stand facing each other across the counter. He is fashionably dressed and holds a yard-stick. She holds the end of a piece of ribbon and says, with raised forefinger (the words engraved beneath the design): 'Indeed Mr Fribble I am not to be done in this manner, your Yard is to short by an Inch.' A second lady, seated in a chair, holding up a fan, watches the encounter with amusement.
(Description from British Museum: 1861,0518.978)
BM Satires 8413
Condition: Small tears and staining to edges of sheet, not affecting plate or image.