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-[[Image:Fashionable contrasts James Gillray.jpg |thumb|right|200px|''[[Fashionable Contrasts]]'' ([[1792]]) by [[James Gillray]]]] + 
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- +# [[quick|Quick]] and [[neat]] in action; [[skillful]]
-As well as being [[blatant]] in his observations, [[James Gillray]] could be incredibly [[subtle]], and puncture [[vanity]] with a remarkably [[deft]] approach. The outstanding example of this is his print ''Fashionable Contrasts;—or—The Duchess's little Shoe yeilding ''[''sic'']''<!--Please do not correct this "misspelling"; it is in the original, which we quote here--> to the Magnitude of the Duke's Foot''. This was a devastating image aimed at the ridiculous [[sycophancy]] directed by the press towards [[Frederica Charlotte Ulrica]], Duchess of York, and the supposed daintiness of her feet. The print showed only the feet and ankles of the Duke and Duchess of York, in an obviously [[copulatory]] position, with the Duke's feet enlarged and the Duchess's feet drawn very small. This print silenced forever the sycophancy of the press regarding the union of the Duke and Duchess.+#: ''He assembled it in one fluid, '''deft''' motion.''
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-The print was originally published by [[Hannah Humphrey]] on [[January 24]], [[1792]].+
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  1. Quick and neat in action; skillful
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