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"Cottage Beauty". A young woman in rustic dress scattering grain from her apron for chickens, with a cottage behind to left, a sow drinking at a trough and a donkey grazing at a manger in the walled yard, behind to right. Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching.

A young woman in rustic dress scattering grain from her apron for chickens, with a cottage behind to left, a sow drinking at a trough and a donkey grazing at a manger in the walled yard, behind to right. 1781 Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching

"Haymakers," George Stubbs (detail, 1785). The details are excellent--black bonnets, mitts, and the fit of men's shirts and breeches. (I'm pretty sure those are green stays peeking out from under the woman in blue's bodice).

"Haymakers," George Stubbs (detail, The details are excellent--black bonnets, mitts, and the fit of men's shirts and breeches. (I'm pretty sure those are green stays peeking out from under the woman in blue's bodice).

Creator: Watson, James, 1740-1790, printmaker. Title: The power of music and beauty R. Pyle pinxt. ; Jas. Watson fecit. Published: [London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, [ca 1770]

LWL Look at that plaid/checked stomacher

A young woman spinning at her wheel outside a cottage on the left, rejects the advances of a young man who bows towards her; an illustration to a song.  1782 Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching

A young woman spinning at her wheel outside a cottage on the left, rejects the advances of a young man who bows towards her; 1782 Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching. Chickens and bird house.

1736-1775. "Domestick Employment, Needle-work." Engraved by Richard Houston, based on a painting by Philippe Mercier.

" Engraved by Richard Houston, based on a painting by Philippe Mercier.

1784 -A young woman in rustic dress standing in a field with a cockerel in a cage near her feet, courted by a youth who leans over the fence behind to right, offering her a posy. Hand-coloured mezzotint

"Love in a Village" 1784 hand-coloured mezzotint, British. "A young woman in rustic dress standing in a field with a cockerel in a cage near her feet, courted by a youth who leans over the fence behind to right, offering her a posy.

1747-1771, A young woman standing facing front wearing a broad-brimmed hat over a bonnet tied under her chin, a fichu and gown decorated with bows at the breast and elbows, fanning sleeves and a top-skirt which she gathers in right hand, a tree in a large pot on top of a plinth behind to right.

A young woman standing facing front wearing a broad-brimmed hat over a bonnet tied under her chin, a fichu and gown decorated with bows at…

"The Wishing Females". Satire; two fashionably-dressed young women with plumes in their hair, sitting at an open window and looking down at soldiers in the park below, the one on the left holding a telescope. 6 July 1781 hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching.

"The Wishing Females". two fashionably-dressed young women with plumes in their hair, sitting at an open window July 1781

A young woman ties her garter to that of a young man asleep beneath a tree; an illustration to the pastoral by Gay.  1783/4 Hand-coloured mezzotint

Full: Front A young woman ties her garter to that of a young man asleep beneath a tree; an illustration to the pastoral by Gay. Hand-coloured mezzotint © The Trustees of the British Museum

A young woman shown three-quarters length to left, wearing a frilled cap, gown with a patterned fichu and apron, washing linen in a bucket of water; after Mercier; republished state. Hand-coloured mezzotint

Recto A young woman shown three-quarters length to left, wearing a frilled cap, gown with a patterned fichu and apron, washing linen in a bucket of water; after Mercier; Hand-coloured mezzotint © The Trustees of the British Museum

"The Fair Penitent". A fashionably-dressed young woman sitting to left, her chin on her hand and her elbow on a round table beside her; curtain overhead and a prospect of a formal lake lined with trees in the background. 1781,Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching.

"The Fair Penitent". A fashionably-dressed young woman sitting to left, her chin on her hand and her elbow on a round table beside her; curtain overhead and a prospect of a formal lake lined with trees in the background. mezzotint with some etching.

A lady standing in a garden looking away to left, holding a fan in her right hand, wearing a hooped gown with a sprigged apron, lace cuffs and fichu, a lace choker and cap; from a set of twelve fashion plates.  1749  Hand-coloured etching and engraving

A lady standing in a garden looking away to left, holding a fan in her right hand, wearing a hooped gown with a sprigged apron, lace cuffs and fichu, a lace choker and cap; from a set of twelve fashion plates. 1749 Hand-coloured etching and engraving