Two heads better than one

Two heads better than one

“A pretty and elegant young woman kneels on a bed supporting her elbows on the pillow. A woman stands beside her raising the girl’s skirt in order to birch her, but finds her posterior covered by a life-sized mask which is a close portrait of herself. She says: “Oh ma foi! dot is mine own Head in t’oder place.””–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
  • Title: Two heads better than one, or, The governess outwitted [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : Pubd. Jany. 1817 by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly, [January 1817]

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Acquired April 2019