Digital Transgender Archive

An Actress at her Toilet, or, Miss Brazen Just Breecht

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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) in which a small monkey is also looking. A maid-servant (left) stoops to fasten the buttons at the right. knee. A poodle, partly shaved, barks at the actress; it stands on a play bill inscribed "and the Part of Capt Macheath by Miss ." A pair of top-boots lies on the floor. On a stool (right) is a sword, a pair of stays, and a paper inscribed "To be seen a most surprising Hermaphrodite.

Item Information:

Identifier
xw42n814p
Collection
Art Works
Institution
Yale University Libraries
Date Issued
Jun. 24, 1779
Dates Covered
1779
Genre
Art
Places
England > Greater London > London
Topic(s)
Actors
Animals
Clothing
Crossdressing
Visual arts
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 print : mezzotint, hand-colored ; sheet 37 x 27 cm
Language
English
Rights
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