“The Duchess of Devonshire sits astride a galloping fox, her face to its tail. A signpost by the fox’s head points (left) ‘To Cuckolds Hall’; on the top of the post is a pair of horns. The Duchess wears a hat trimmed with ostrich feathers and with a ribbon inscribed ‘Fox'”– British Museum online catalogue.
- Title: The matter reversed, or, One good turn deserves another [graphic].
- Publication: [London] : Pubd. May 24, 1787, by J. Notice, Oxford Road, [24 May 1787]
Acquired October 2018
An engraved sheet folded and mounted on wooden sticks secured with brass and bone hardware to form a fan, probably designed as a portable aide-memoire, includes musical scores for eighteen dances as well as directions for the dance steps — e.g., “The 2nd Lady Lead round the 2d. Gent, the Gent. Do the Same, Lead Down the middle up again Cast off. Pousete” is given for the Duke of Clarence’s Fancy. The decorative border is hand-colored in pink. On the verso is a sheet decorated with a small emblem with musical instruments and notations.
- Title: Eighteen of the most favourite new country dances [graphic].
- Publication: [Edinburgh?] : [publisher not identified], [not before 1791]
792.00.00.106 Object Room
Acquired December 2018