The dandies coat of arms [graphic] / G. Cruikshank fect.

Pubd. March 28th, 1819, by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside
[28 March 1819]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 34.9 x 24.7 cm, on sheet 41.8 x 25.6 cm
Title etched below image.
Plate numbered "326" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5.
Temporary local subject terms: Dandies -- Male costume: Tail-coat -- Fool's caps -- Apes as dandies -- Gloves -- Eye-glass on chain -- Stays -- Top-hat -- Trousers -- Boots.
Myers; May 1942.
Bound in the set of five volumes, formerly owned by Henry Arthur Johnstone. Binding: red morocco with his initials stamped in gold on the front cover in a shield with crossed swords and three floral stamps above and one below; also four floral stamps on spine with volume number and spine title in gold: The caricature magazine. Leather endpapers with his ex libris blind stamped on front flyleaf -- a boat with large sail, with a cutout in the shape of the sun in upper left.
Leaf 88 in volume 5.
"The shield is a dandy's tail-coat with a pinched waist, in back view, the sleeves hooked over the left arm of the dexter supporter, and the right arm of the sinister supporter, these being dandies with the heads of apes and wearing fool's caps. From each drooping sleeve hangs a short (yellow) glove. The coat is divided by its seams, the centre-seam bisects the small figure of a dandy who is half-man, half-woman. The coat is further decorated by butterflies, stays, shirt-frill, &c. On the coat-tails are a (small) pair of breeches and two large pins. A chain is slung over the sleeves and hangs across the hips, supporting an eye-glass. The crest is a pair of tightly laced stays supporting a bulging bust, an elongated cravat, and high collar framing a wig-block with blank features and large ass's ears, and surmounted by a bell-shaped top-hat. Each supporter holds a tubular bottle of 'Eau de Cologne'. The motto: 'Dandi, Dando, Dandum' is on a scroll formed of a widely extended pair of (loose) white trousers; from this hangs, like the Order of the Fleece, a small dog. This is: 'Order of Puppyism suspended in French Siffener' [sic]. The coat is also held erect by a centre pole, and by two spurred boots, sole upwards, each resting on a toe of one of the supporters who are poised mincingly on the trousers. Below the design: 'Coat of Arms. Azure. The Sexes impaled improper between two Butterflies--Two flanches; on the dexter [i.e. sinister] flanch three pair of Stays, argent, the sinister flanch charged with Rouge Pomatm & smellg bottle, On the Canton, Dexter [sinister] a frill rampant in the sinister Canton a false collar rampant--small cloaths passive in pile supported by pins--Supporters--Two Monkies--proper-- Crest, a pr of Stays full padded--supporting a Cravat & Collar Rampant proper, holding a blockhead argent & gules, winged with asses ears proper the whole under cover of a Sable Bever'."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1819
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1819
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
Call Number:
Folio 75 W87 807 v.5
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version