A tailor and his wife are assisting two men into suits of clothing, although the clothes are ill-fitting. Etching.
- Decr. 10th 1791
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"A tailor stands behind his customer (left) adjusting the collar and sleeves of a grotesquely ill-fitting coat which is buttoned across the stomach and reaches to the ankles. The high collar pushes the man's pigtail queue above his head, but he looks with satisfaction in a mirror which reflects the upper half of his person. The tailor's wife (right), a tall stout woman, is pulling up the breeches of this customer's son; they are of the long close-fitting pattern then fashionable, tied with strings above the ankle. All four are caricatured, and all smile or grin with satisfaction. The tailor is fashionably dressed."--British Museum catalogue, loc. cit.
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