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A woman seated in a chamber having her exceptionally high wig (which towers above her head in an oval form, and is flanked by parallel horizontal curls) dressed by a French hair-dresser who stands on the top of a step-ladder; the woman's husband, a naval officer, is holding a sextant to his eye to ascertain the altitude of the adornment. Engraving, 1771.

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15 July 1771

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Ridiculous taste or the ladies absurdity.

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[London] (39 Strand) ; Golden Buck Fleet Street : Pubd. accordg. to Act of Parllt. by M. Darly & R. Sayer, 15 July 1771.

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1 print : engraving ; image 32.5 x 23.2 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 31715i

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A woman seated in a chamber having her exceptionally high wig (which towers above her head in an oval form, and is flanked by parallel horizontal curls) dressed by a French hair-dresser who stands on the top of a step-ladder; the woman's husband, a naval officer, is holding a sextant to his eye to ascertain the altitude of the adornment. Engraving, 1771. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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