Dandies having a treat
Pubd Jany 1 1818 by T Tegg 111 Cheapside
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13"). Trimmed inside platemark. Bit messy.
Scene in a London teashop, with a group of four sailors on leave admiring the wares on the left and perturbing the proprietress. Meanwhile two dandies on the right, in exaggerated dress which renders head movement impossible, provide a contrast with their indifferent posturing. By Isaac Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856), caricaturist and portrait painter who as a young man had a commission on the East India Company's ship 'Perseverance'. He didn't get on well with his captain, however, who left Cruikshank behind on St Helena. When he finally made it back to England it was to the astonishment of his parents, who were in mourning on account of his reported death.
Not in BM Satires
[Ref: 39592] £160.00