Unpleasant Occurrences

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Unpleasant Occurrences
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(William Heath – pseud Paul Pry )
Unpleasant Occurrences
London, T McLean c. 1828
Etching
Original hand colouring
220 x 270 mm
£140
A satire on the outlandish fashion of the day.
A fashionable lady wearing an extremely broad-rimmed bonnet adorned with an abundance of ribbons, turns as she walks. She is surprised to see a dustman wearing his traditional cap, holding out with both hands, towards her, a bustle.
He says to her ; You dropp’d this here Thingumbob marm She replies Oh dear it’s my Bustle.