The swing in style [art original].

Published/Created:
[England]
[ca. 1790]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : pen and black ink within letterpress ornamental border on wove paper ; sheet 22.7 x 18.5 cm
Notes:
Title from letterpress caption below image.
Pen and ink drawing on a letterpress broadside with ornamental border.
Letterpress caption in six lines below image: May be practised with a small cane, switch, or whip, giving the arm full play; the practitioner should be a young giddy fellow, about one and twenty ...
One of a series of six drawings by Woodward with the same letterpress heading.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. viii.
For further information, consult library staff.
Abstract:
A young, fashionably dressed man walks down the street while sweeping his walking stick back in forth in front of him. He has struck a passerby on the shin, the latter holding the injury in both hands wincing in pain. From the caption: ... who must always remember when in action to sing or whistle a tune, in order that the swing may be kept in proper time. By carefully observing these rules, great execution may be performed on the ancles [sic] and shins of every person within the sphere of attraction.
Variant Titles:
Six different methods of carrying a stick with their effects. Compartment no. 1
Six different methods of carrying a stick with their effects ; compartment no. 1
Associated Names:
Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809 [Artist]
Topics:
Accidents
Etiquette
Staffs (Sticks)
Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.)
Language:
English
Genre:
Humorous pictures
Ink drawings -- British -- 18th century
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1790
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Drawings W87 no. 8 Box D170
Orbis Record:
10178508
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr06789
Citation:
G.M. Woodward, The Swing in Style. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10731204
PID:
digcoll:552969