The Beauties of Bagnigge Wells: 1778 by Robert Sayer/J. Bennett The Beauties of Bagnigge Wells - a popular spa in St Pancras. It thrived from 1760 to the end of the eighteenth century and had a reputation for 'loose women and boys whose morals are depraved'. In this suggestive mezzotint a highly fashionable woman with an enormous hat - probably a prostitute - flirts with a passing rake who has a spaniel with him.
Rowlandson's characteristic Sketches of the Lower Orders, intended as a companion to the New Picture of London: consisting of fifty-four plates ... coloured. - caption: ''Saloop', a popular beverage of the 18th century. Salop was served in coffee houses and peddled on the street as alternative to coffee or chocolate.