some small surface scratches in the background shading, some old creases along the top edge one or two small, old closed tears and some discolouration in the margins but a very good example.



Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53, in Fleet Street, & Jno. Smith No. 35 in Cheapside as the Act directs Jan. 2.,






Engraved after an original picture of mr,, john collett, in the possession of mr,, smith. / london,

Item Description

Original hand coloured copper engraving 12.2 x 9.75 inches, trimmed to platemark.


This engraving satirises the dilemma of those who, for whatever reason, failed to learn the genteel accomplishment of dancing at an early age. In 'Grown Ladies Taught to Dance', a young dancing master is instructing an elderly woman to dance. She is very stiff and ungraceful. Two small girls look on, laughing at the woman's clumsy attempts to dance. On the wall is a parody of this scene with a monkey teaching a cat to dance.

[Stock No. 22275]

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