I came across this lovely Rowlandson print upon the fascinating site of the late Graham Saville It is entitled “A theatrical Candidate” and is thought… Read More »Who would be an actor in the Eighteenth Century?
On Monday 22 September I am giving a talk about 18th Century paper-cutting at the Holburne Museum at Bath. It includes a section about the… Read More »In Black and White – the story of silhouette-maker Auguste Edouart
For some reason when I brought out my book entitled “Astley’s Circus – the story of an English Hussar” – I forgot to include it… Read More »Astley’s Circus – now out as an e-book.
Which do you want: the good news or the bad news? The bad news is that there will probably be fewer blog posts from the… Read More »In bed with the Georgians – Sex, Scandal and Satire
I came across this delightful image on the British Museum site here. It was published by Thomas Rowlandson in 1795 and is entitled St James’s… Read More »From courtesans to bunters, from St James’s to St Giles’s.