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The five orders of periwigs

The five orders of periwigs
1761; (1790) {or (1822) published}

etching and engraving
30.2 × 22.3 cm (plate) 42.5 × 35.1 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Paulson 209 iii/iii; BM Satires 3812
3rd of 3 states
printed in ink u.l.-u.r.: The five orders of PERRIWIGS as they were worn at the late CORONATION, measured Architectonically.
printed in ink l.c.: Advertisement. / In about Seventeen Years will be compleated, in Six Volumns, folio, price Fifteen Guineas, the / exact measurements of the Perriwigs of the ancients, taken from the Statues, Bustos & Baso- / Relievos, of Athens, Palmira, Balbex, and Rome, by Modes to Perriwig-meter from Lagado. / N.B. None will be sold but to subscribers. - Publish'd as the Act directs Oct.r (r in superscript above . ) 15. 1761 by W: Hogarth.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Emeritus Professor P. W. Musgrave, Member, 1995
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display