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The Ton at Greenwich. A la Festoon dans le Park a Greenwich
(caricature) A satire on the size of French-inspired bouffant hairstyles and their protection, with the Observatory on the hill on the right. The print is also an early image of an umbrella, carried by the servant. At this time, it was almost unheard of for gentlemen to carry umbrellas in England. In France, however, it was common for people to use them as protection against sun and rain. Jonas Hanway, founder of the Marine Society, is credited with being the first Londoner who, from the 1750s, regularly carried an umbrella, and attracted considerable satirical comment on that account.
Original size: 354 mm x 249 mm
- Image reference: PY3334
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London