A tailor in a high wind, or, L'embarras des richesses [art original] : drawn from life on the cliff Brighton.

Published/Created:
[England]
[1819?]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : watercolor and brown ink on wove paper ; image 26.8 x 22 cm, on sheet 30 x 24 cm
Notes:
Title from ms. caption inscribed below drawing.
Artist from British Museum catalogue.
Original drawing for a print by the same name etched by G. Cruikshank and published by G. Humphrey. Cf. no. 13435 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9.
Five lines of verse from Byron's Bride of Abydos written in ink below title: Through rising gale and breaking foam and shrieking sea birds warned him home ...
From Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xvi.
Abstract:
Watercolor drawing of a caricatured tailor standing in profile to the left revealing an enormous paunch. He stands before a railing on a boardwalk with the ocean waves below. He desperately clutches a small girl in his left arm, a cane between his legs, and fumbles with an umbrella as a forcible gale blows away the remainder of his possessions including a pattern book, wig, hat, the child's bonnet, and tape measure. A dog crouches on his side in the lower left.
Variant Titles:
Embarras des richesses
Associated Names:
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848 [Artist]
Topics:
Dogs
Girls
Sewing equipment & supplies
Tailors
Wigs
Winds
Topics:
Brighton (England)
Language:
English
Genre:
Watercolors -- British -- 19th century
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 M362 no. 1 Box D135
Orbis Record:
10072403
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr12066
Citation:
Frederick Marryat, A Tailor in a High Wind, or L'embarras des Richesses. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10968892
PID:
digcoll:974641