A Dandy.A lad who goes into the world dick like me, / Should have his neck tied up, you know, there's no doubt of it [...]
Pub.d, 1818 by S W Fores No 50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. 335 x 235mm (13¼ x 9¼". Mounted in album paper.
An English dandy in Paris, dressing for the evening. It is Bob Fudge, a character from Thomas Moore's epistolary verse novel 'The Fudge Family in Paris' (1818), a comedic critique of the tourism that flourished after the Napoleonic Wars ended. Various torn pages on floor including "Essay on Man" etc. By Charles Williams (1797 - 1830; active), prolific etcher of satires of his own or others' designs.
BM Satires: 13071.
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