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1779: Reynards Last Shift

'Reynard's last shift', hand-coloured mezzotint after John Collet. A fox, pursued by hounds and a genteel hunting party, takes refuge in a farmer's cottage; the inhabitants beat at them with brooms.

Alexander Grant, 1770, by Cosmo Alexander

"Alexander Grant" by Cosmo Alexander at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

"The Favourite Footman, or Miss well Mounted", A footman kneeling to help a fashionable young lady in a plumed hat onto her horse, holding one of her feet and bending very close to her, while she smiles at him; a dog on the left and another horse waiting behind to right. 1778 Mezzotint with some burin.

The Favorite Footman, or Miss well Mounted, after John Collet 1778

Diary of a Mantua Maker: Cloaks

Cloaks - an article with period images, links to extant garments, and brief analysis, at Diary of a Mantua Maker. Includes this 1773 image from the Walpole Gallery, with a link to the original source.

After Jean-Marc Nattier (1685–1766)     Madame Sophie of France as a Vestal Virgin

Madame Sophie de France eighth legitimate child of Louis XV, en vestale, after school of Jean-Marc Nattier (Palace of Versailles)