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Satirical Prints

Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century satirical prints provide a rich and unexpected insight into the decoration of the domestic interior. Although largely intended as humorous images, satirical prints are an interesting source for those studying domestic interiors and can provide a glimpse of changing tastes in window dressings, floor coverings and upholstery. The types of interior depicted would have carried a variety of connotations for a contemporary audience, including for example notions of taste and politeness, and the satire can be played out in the portrayal of objects themselves.

1741 print
1773 engraving
c.1782 mezzotint
1784 mezzotint
1795 broadside
1808 etching
1808 print
1810 etching
1815 etching
c.1820 engraving
1815 print
1818 envelope
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