Miss Shuttlecock Letterpress Greeting Card
This greeting card was made on a letterpress which gives it a lovely tactile feeling of ridges and impressions. It would also look smashing framed on a wall. This caricature of life in Georgian Britain is attributed to Richard Brinsley Sheridan for Matthew Darly in 1776 and is currently held in the Bute Archive. Mocking the excesses of high fashion at the time, it illustrates the Georgian preoccupation with the latest trends and the style of their French contemporaries. Here the lady wears such a gigantic wig adorned with feathers that she resembles a shuttlecock.