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TITLE:  High life at noon CALL NUMBER:  PC 3 - 1769 - High life at noon (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-132020 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows an interior view of a room in which two men and two women are taking tea; on the left, a man with an extremely long ponytail attempts to prevent the entrance of a messenger carrying a bill from "Lord Rakish to Jere' Buckram - To Sundry Suits of Cloaths... 47q : 6:6"; at center, a man seated at a table has placed a hand on the breast of a woman standing next to him offering biscuits on a plate, next to him sits a clergyman holding an open tract "A Sermon - I am Sick of Love", he is talking to a woman seated on his left, she is surreptitiously receiving a letter from her lover which is delivered by a page "her Confidant." In the foreground, a monkey sits on the floor reading "A Dissertation on Winding up the Clock by Tristram Shandy" and on the right, a squirrel sits on a stool. A caged bird in the background says, "Caesar and Pompey were both of them Horned." MEDIUM:  1 print : engraving and etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1769. NOTES: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, June 1st 1769. Price 1s, but given Gratis to the Purchasers of the Court Miscellany. Includes 8 lines of verse: With Touch indelicate his Grace / Approaches that angelic Place; / Her Ladyship his fondness views, / While she the self same Path pursues; / ... Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: Adultery--England--1760-1770. Women--Social life--England--1760-1770. Clergy--England--1760-1770. Tea parties--England--1760-1770. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1760-1770.Intaglio prints British 1760-1770. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c32020 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c32020 CONTROL #:  2002719534


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