Tippy Bob.My name's Tippy Bob, With a watch in each fob, View me round_on each side, & the top;...No Crop can me touch, For I swear I am home to a peg! As I walk through the Lobby &c. 276.
Mezzotint and etching. Plate 350 x 253mm. 13¾ x 10". Trimmed to the plate along lower edge.
Satire: a teahouse interior with a dandy in a tall hat with his back to the viewer; he shows off in coat-tails and ribboned shoes; three men taking tea to the right. Illustration to a song. Christopher Lennox-Boyd notes that Tippy Bob was a character in 'Blue Beard or the Flight of Harlequin', a pantomime first played on 21st December 1791. He suggests that this might be a caricature of Munden, who played the part of Genest, referring to a comparable droll after Dighton, which shows an older Tippy.
CS: undescribed (but listed on p.1756). BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 23706] £320.00