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Creator:
Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
Printed by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Title:
A Lesson Westward - or A Morning Visit to Betsy Cole
Date:
1782
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching, hand-colored with gummed gouache on moderately thick, slightly textured, gray laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 7/16 x 9 13/16 inches (34.2 x 25 cm) and Image: 12 1/2 x 9 13/16 inches (31.7 x 25 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, center inside image: "TOM LONGTROT's | ACADEMY for YOUNG LADIES | Driving taught to an Inch, | Ladies compleatly finish'd | in a fortnight, for | Gig, Whiskey, or Phaeton: | Single Lesson half a Crown, | Five for half a Guinea."; lower left: "466| 'Hammersmith'| Printed for & Sold by CARINGTON BOWLES,"; lower center: " 'A LESSON WESTWARD__Or a MORNING VISIT to BETSY COLE.| When once the Women take the Reins in hand;| 'Tis then too true, that Men have no command.'| Published as the Act Directs"; lower right: " 'Turnpike.'| at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, LONDON"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.372
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
academies | brothels | caricature | carriage | carriages | cart | courtesans | dresses | dresses | driving | genre subject | hats | hats | horses (animals) | houses | illustration | jewelry | ladies | learning | piglets | pigs | prostitutes | roads | satire | stripes | wheat | wheels | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2013
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