The Five Orders of Periwigs
- Sheet: 11 7/8 × 8 3/4 inches (30.2 × 22.2 cm)
Lettered above image: "The five orders of PERRIWIGS as they were worn at the late CORONATION, measured Architectomically"; lettered upper left: "A | Corona or | Lermier or | Foretop. | B | Architrave | or Archivolt | or Caul. | C | Colarino or | Hypotrachi- | -lum or Friz. | D | Triglyph | Membratta | or Necklock. | E | Guttæ or | Drops or | Buckle. | F | Base or | Full Bot- | -tom. | G | Aile de | Pigeon or | Wing. | H | Fillet or | Ribbon. | I | Helices or | Volute or | Spiral | or Curl."; lettered inside image: "EPISCOPAL or | PAR - SONIC | OLD PEERIAN or | ALDER - MANIC | LEXONIC | Least | the Beauty | of these CAPITELS should chiefly | depend as usual, on the delicacy of | the Engracing; the Author | hath Etched them with | his own hand. | ATHENIAN | measure | One Nodule | 3 Nasos | each naso 3 Minutes | COMPOSITE | or | HALF NATURAL | QUEERINTHIAN | or QUEUE DE | RENARD"; lettered below image: "Advertisement. | In about seventeen Years will be compleated, in Six Volumes, folio, price, Fifteen Guineas, the | exact measurements of the PERRIWIGS of the ancients; taken from the Statues, Bustos & Baso- | Relievos, of Athens, Palmira, Balbec, and Rombe, by MODESTO Perriwig-meter from Lagado. | N.B. none will be Solde but to Subscribers. ____ Publish'd as the Act directs Oct'r. 15 1761 by W: Hogarth.".
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art,Gift of Suzanne and William H. Speaker
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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Print made by William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British, The Five Orders of Periwigs, 1761
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