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
'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.
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