Part of a series of 1830s hand coloured lithographs published by Orlando Hodgson in Cloth Fair London.
‘The Proposal – You will not meet with such an offer every day’.
No.1 in the Special Originals series depicts an unattractive working class woman looking for a husband.
The series depicts people who are trying to emulate wealthier men and woman, who are dressed poorly, but had an attitude.
Satirical cartoons like these would later appear in Punch – The London Charivari from the 1840s.
Good condition, two teeny tears, – it has been mounted on thicker paper.
Rare in this condition, just needs framing.
From smoke free home.
10 1/4″ x 7 1/4″