Les Graces de Chesterfield. Or Quadrille Dancing - pour la Pratique

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Les Graces de Chesterfield. Or Quadrille Dancing - pour la Pratique
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Charles Williams

Les Graces de Chesterfield. Or Quadrille Dancing – pour la Pratique.

London, S. W. Fores May 1817

Etching

Original hand-colouring

240x360mm

£180

A rare satire on the problems of dancing the quadrille whose steps were notoriously difficult to perform correctly. It was introduced at Almacks by Lady Jersey in 1815, and quickly became the rage. The scene is the interior of a luxurious salon. A very short stout man in military uniform dances between two ladies, his arms stretched over his head to allow the two women to twirl under his arm. Couples sit around the walls sniggering and watching, and a young lady plays the pianoforte. Bm 12935.