The Good Nurse, c1765-1771. Note the swaddling. This is the type you avoid today, can lead to hip dysplasia.

The Good Nurse, c1765-1771. Note the swaddling. This is the type you avoid today, can lead to hip dysplasia.

The Feather‘d Fair in a Fright. The denuded ostrich wants her feathers back. Hand-coloured mezzotint, 1777 Carrington Bowles after John Collet (publisher) British Museum

The Feather‘d Fair in a Fright. The denuded ostrich wants her feathers back. Hand-coloured mezzotint, 1777 Carrington Bowles after John Collet (publisher) British Museum

Moulinet-Elegances of Quadrille Dancing. George Cruikshank, 11 April 1817. Two sets of four dance vigorously holding hands, the ladies together, but turning towards their partners. Two men talk in front of the fireplace, a third bows to a seated lady. All are dandified, their dress burlesqued . The room is lit by fantastic gas chandeliers in the form of Chinese mandarins. On the chimney-piece is a statuette of an athlete holding up a lighted candle

Moulinet-Elegances of Quadrille Dancing. George Cruikshank, 11 April 1817. Two sets of four dance vigorously holding hands, the ladies together, but turning towards their partners. Two men talk in front of the fireplace, a third bows to a seated lady. All are dandified, their dress burlesqued . The room is lit by fantastic gas chandeliers in the form of Chinese mandarins. On the chimney-piece is a statuette of an athlete holding up a lighted candle

© The Trustees of the British Museum  A bath ball or virtue in danger.  George Cruikshank, 6 January 1820  Hand-coloured etching

© The Trustees of the British Museum A bath ball or virtue in danger. George Cruikshank, 6 January 1820 Hand-coloured etching

Youthful Amusement. 1760s. A girl shown three-quarters length standing to right and twisting to left, smiling as she plays with a cup and ball, catching the ball. British Museum 2010,7081.2210

Youthful Amusement. 1760s. A girl shown three-quarters length standing to right and twisting to left, smiling as she plays with a cup and ball, catching the ball. British Museum 2010,7081.2210

Monstrosities of 1821. 20 May 1821. Hand-coloured etching by George Cruikshank, © Trustees of the British Museum

Monstrosities of 1821. 20 May 1821. Hand-coloured etching by George Cruikshank, © Trustees of the British Museum

1819 May, 30th. 'Fashionable portraits.' Hand-coloured etching by George Cruikshank. britishmuseum.org

1819 May, 30th. 'Fashionable portraits.' Hand-coloured etching by George Cruikshank. britishmuseum.org

Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1757-1827). Acute Pain (Le Brun Travested, or…

Thomas Rowlandson (British, 1757-1827). Acute Pain (Le Brun Travested, or…

A Man of Feeling From The Caricature Magaize, or Hudibrastic Mirror by G. M. Woodwoard, vol. 2, Folio 75 Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

A Man of Feeling From The Caricature Magaize, or Hudibrastic Mirror by G. M. Woodwoard, vol. 2, Folio 75 Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

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