[Such things are] [art original].

Creator:
Mercer, Captain
Published/Created:
[England]
[ca. 1787]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : watercolor and black ink on laid paper ; plate mark 35.3 x 25 cm, sheet 36.4 x 27 cm
Notes:
Title and date from print based on this drawing published by S.W. Fores April 2, 1787.
Attributed to Captain Mercer: According to Henry Angelo, a series of plates, four figures on each, was designed by Mercer, a military officer, with the title applied from Mrs. Inchbald's comed. Cf. Angelo, H. Reminiscences of Henry Angelo, 1904, vol. 1, p. 328.
Old Print Shop; June 1961.
Formerly mounted with an impression of the engraving, based on this drawing: See Lewis Walpole Library 787.04.02.04+.
Abstract:
A campanion piece to print of the same title (Such things are. Telles choses sont) which ridicules women's dress. This plate shows four figures of dandies, one with a huge muff, one with a tall cane, all with the high waist, tight trousers, exaggerated ruffles at the neck, fashions that are all of the period.
Topics:
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Dandies -- British
Dandies -- French
Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821
Men
Language:
English
Genre:
Amateur works -- British -- 18th century
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1787
Watercolors -- British -- 18th century
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Drawings M553 no. 1 Box 2xx
Orbis Record:
12419727
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr06202
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10728296
PID:
digcoll:2755582