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  1. A morning frolic

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 25, 1780
    Topics: Animals, Appearance, Clothing, Couples, Crossdressing, Soldiers, Visual arts
    Description: Two people in a bedroom by a table set for tea. One is wearing a dress, along with a soldier's hat and a sword; conversely, the other is wearing soldier's vestments and has a women's wig and fan.
  2. An Actress at her Toilet, or, Miss Brazen Just Breecht

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 24, 1779
    Topics: Actors, Animals, Clothing, Crossdressing, Visual arts
    Description: The interior of a well-furnished dressing-room. A young woman stands in the centre, arms akimbo, putting on a pair of breeches and looking towards the mirror which stands on a dressing-table (right...
  3. Chevalier D'Eon (1777)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1777?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  4. Delpini a la Rossi

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: Apr. 26, 1785
    Topics: Crossdressing, Etching, Opera, Performing arts, Visual arts
    Description: "Delpini, dressed as a woman, both arms held above his head, runs forward in profile to the left imitating a dancer. Beneath the title is etched: "Grace was in all her Steps" &c."--British Muse...
  5. d'Eon in his study

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Le Roy, Jacques
    Date: 1775?
    Topics: Crossdressing, Engraving, Etching, Gender diversity, Letter writing
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, Restif de La Bretonne
    Description: Depicts a possibly female figure wearing male attire writing a letter at a table before a window in a study or library. Books fill shelves in the rear while two others lie open on the table, one ti...
  6. Exquisite Dandies

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Robert, Cruikshank
    Date: Dec. 8, 1818
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Gender, Social norms, Visual arts
    Description: Two men, referred to in the image as "dandies" are pictured dressing themselves. They speak to one another of their appearances. The men are depicted satirically.
  7. I Play the Part

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1888
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressing, Male impersonators, Portrait prints, Stipple engraving, English, Theatre, Visual arts
    Subject: Constant Couple, George Farquhar, Margaret Woffinton, William Hogarth
    Description: Portrait, half-length, looking at the viewer, with her hand in her waistcoat; in the character of Sir Harry Wildair in Farquhar's Constant couple.
  8. La Chevalier D'Eon (1782)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1782?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: a painting, belonging to Charles Laston Esq, of Chevalier D'Eon at the age of 54 years old
  9. Lady S---- B------ habited as a clergyman

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Appearance, Clergy, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Social norms
    Subject: Sarah Bunbury
    Description: A women is pictured crossdressing as a clergyman.
  10. Lord W- G- habited as a milliner

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1769
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Visual arts
    Subject: William Gordon
    Description: Lord William Gordon is depicted dressed as a Millener.
  11. Mr. Bannister in the Character of Miss Polly Peachum

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: 1781
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressing, Etching, Opera
    Subject: Charles Bannister, John Gay
  12. Scrub

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: Feb. 15, 1786
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressing, Etching, Male impersonators, Theatre
    Subject: George Farquhar, Mrs. Abington, The Beaux' Stratagem
    Description: "Mrs. Abington stands facing three quarters to the right dressed as Scrub in Farquhar's 'Beaux' Stratagem', with her hair in tightly curled ringlets (resembling the wig worn by Weston in the part)....
  13. See here presented to your view

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1799
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Soldiers, Visual arts
  14. The Famous Flower of Serving-Men; or, the Lady Turned Serving Man

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1795?
    Topics: Change of name, Crossdressing, Household employees, Passing (gender), Poetry (LGBTQ), Royalty, Wood-engraving
  15. The Feminine Gender

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Kingsbury, Henry
    Date: Feb. 2, 1787
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressing, Etching, Femininity, Gender, Visual arts
    Description: A rather feminine-looking man walks to the left. He has a protruding "derrière" which makes his coat tails stand out and a very prominant bosom of ruffles. A large hat is set on top of curled hair...