The hen-pecked dandy [graphic] / I.R. Cruikshank fect.
[London] Pubd. Nov. 7, 1818, by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside [7 November 1818]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.7 x 35 cm, on sheet 25 x 37 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9, no. 13064
Title etched above image. Four lines of verse in two columns below image: The Demon of Fashion Sir Fopling bewitches, the reason his lady betrays, for as she is resolved upon wearing the breeches, in revenge he has taken the stays! Plate numbered "320" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5. Also issued separately. Sheet trimmed to plate mark on bottom edge. 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. 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.8 x 34.9 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 41.8 cm. Leaf 17 in volume 5.
"Dressing-room scene. A dandy stands by the dressing-table (right) making a gesture of rejection towards his wife (left). He is lacing a pair of stays over his shirt and puffed-out breeches. His waist is very small, his bare legs emaciated, his mouth a small irregular aperture; a set of false teeth is on the dressing-table. She is plump and comely, and holds out her arms to him; she wears frilled drawers reaching below the calf, and a long pad across her shoulders to give her short-waisted dress the fashionable line, cf. British Museum Satires No. 12939. A large fire is burning; on it is an iron; kettle and coffee-pot are on the hob. Before it on a towel-rail hang stockings and other garments; top-boots are warming by the fender. A mirror reflects the back of the dandy's head, with its grotesque collar. A high-shouldered coat hangs on a T-shaped stand. On a shelf above the wash-stand a pair of short yellow gloves (cf. British Museum Satires No. 13071) is drying on stands. A doorway (left) leads to a bedroom."--British Museum online catalogue.
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1818 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1818 Watermarks (Paper) -- 1819
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