16587

SATIRE ON THE FORTHCOMING OPENING OF THE PANTHEON A PLACE OF ENTERTAINMENT IN OXFORD STREET

The Pantheon in Oxford Street.

Published
Printed for E. Eynon

Description
Broadside, folio, hand coloured Mezzotint by William Humphrey after Edward Edwards, a good copy neatly reinforced all round to verso, printed one side.

£550.00

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Product Description

A Satire on the forthcoming opening of the newly constructed place of Entertainment in Oxford Street which was due to open on the 27th January 1772. The image in the Satire is predicting that this place will be a den of lust and debauchery which of course is what happened. The image shows a group of men and girls round a table in various amorous positions whilst in the foreground is a little girl, cherub-like, holding up a whip and with a tasselled stick held in a provocative position. The inference in the satire is quite clear. Russell 1926. Challoner Smith 1887. Not in George. BM. No. 2010.7081.376.