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The Five Orders of Periwigs

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The Five Orders of Periwigs

18th century
301 x 220 mm (11.9 x 8.7 in.)

William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)

Alternative title: The Five Orders of Perriwigs
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Second of two states
Edition: Dated November 1761
Marks: Watermark: Two circles (unidentified)
Bibliography: Paulson 208 ii/ii.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1969
Accession Number: 1969.27.1

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  • clothing and dress - From TGM with ampersand:
  • satire - Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]
  • social satire

  • plate Dimensions: 301 x 220 mm (11.9 x 8.7 in.)

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