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The Female Pyramid 1771

Satire: a hairdresser stands on step-ladder to cut the hair of a woman with absurdly high coiffure with gardening shears, while a man looks through a telescope to observe the action; a plate from 'The Oxford Magazine' for 1771 (facing Etching

Waiter, There's a Hair in my Satire  "Fashionable" hairstyles for women began their vertical climb in the late 1760s, and with them rose the ire of social critics. Editorials appearing in London periodicals immediately decried the large headdresses that English ladies were all too eager to copy from their French counterparts.

weirdvintage: “The Lovers’ Strategy or Fashionable Grooming, 1770 by an anonymous artist—This etching is a satire on the ridiculous hairstyles of this period. A Frenchwoman is kissed by her elderly.

The late 1700s fashion craze, the pouf.

In the Century, fashion called for women to expand themselves vertically and horizontally. Robes were widened with panniers and hair was elevated with pads.

'Settling the odd trick', 1778, etching, published by Matthew Darly. Four middle-aged women play cards. Two of them are arguing violently while their companion laughs; the woman on the left is about to throw a candlestick.

'Settling the odd trick', etching, published by Matthew Darly. Four middle-aged women play cards. Two of them are arguing violently while their companion laughs; the woman on the left is about to throw a candlestick.

La brillante toillete de la Déesse du Gout 1770s by peacay

Can You Get Gout In The Knee

La brillante toillete de la Déesse du Gout Brilliant Grooming or the Goddess of Taste) Messotint by Philip Dawe; printed for John Bowles in 1773

Progress of the Toilet - The Wig   Gillray, James. Early 19th c. Caricature depicting a lady sitting in front of a dressing table, with an open book, while a maid is about to place on her head a brown wig.

Progress of the Toilet - The Wig

hat or hair pins  Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection  Call Number: 777.06.09.01+ Title: The utility of cork rumps 1777

hat or hair pins Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection Call Number: Title: The utility of cork rumps 1777

Rowlandson print published April 24, 1789 "Restoration Dressing Room".  How fun!

H Beard Print Collection

1789 Hand coloured etching entitled 'Restoration Dressing Room' with Lady Archer, two other ladies and two dressers. Published in London by S. V&A Museum

The French lady in London, or, The head dress for the year 1771 Adam Smith sculpt.  Sheet trimmed within plate mark. | Described in later state as being after original drawing by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm. | Earlier state, issued by different publisher. Cf. No. 4784 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 4.

The French Lady in London; or, the Headdress for the year Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection Note the portraits of historical role models on the wall - fashionable folly is endemic to the condition of being woman throughout time

Satirical etching ridiculing women's fashions. "The Green Stall" by Matthew Darly, 1777. The head of a young woman in profile is the foundation of a monstrous inverted pyramid of hair decorated with vegetables; carrots predominating. On the top are heaped a large bundle of asparagus, a set of scales in one bowl of which are potatoes, a bunch of herbs (taking the place of the ostrich feathers of fashion), a cabbage and turnips.

1777 Matthew Darly_ The Green Stall, a Hairdo fit for Market Day Carrots string beans etc

Peluqueria y Belleza Mayte Innova Estilista - Peinados antiguos época

Tie-wig, bob-wig, bag-wig of the via (Darly Engraving of Wigs from Wow, oh my glob.

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