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Beauty when unadorn’d is adorn’d the most

[graphic]. Modern Beauties or the Slashers undress'd - a delineation of two figures who resort the fashionable quarters of this City & are commonly called the Slashers, their uncommon shape & form have attracted the notice of all, but particularly of Men of taste, feeling & acute discernment who attracted as if by magnetic power, follow & come in contact with the wonders pair, the Connoiseurs stand amazed at so uncommon a sight, their form so different, the contour so novel, their figure so contrasted to the Antique Venus, that they wisely thought a model from the life would be an extraordinary gratification to the curious and prove a delicious repast in the habitations of men of taste, with the same laudable motive the Publisher respectfully offers this print for inspection!

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title "Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most" [a quotation attributed to St. Jerome] within image and commentary underneath; lacking publication information. Two women are depicted, both nude; their arms following the curving contours of their soft and fleshy small-boned bodies. At left the woman is depicted covering her breasts and pubic area, standing in a pose similar to the statue now known as the “Capitoline Venus” [in the collection of the Capitoline Museum, Rome], with one leg forward and bent, and the other resting. The woman at right is in a similar pose, seen from the back and covers her bottom with her right hand. Both wear their hair pulled up and tied with a red ribbon, while loose locks of hair touch their shoulders. See related image at PD 2121 TX 1 (24) and also a related print entitled 'The Kinnegad Slashers', held in the Nicholas K. Robinson Collection of Caricatures, TCD.
Created: [Dublin? : s.n., n.d., ca. 1809-1810?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 20.6 x 17.8 cm., plate mark 27.8 x 21 cm., on sheet 38.1 x 24.5 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (26) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.