C1819

Dandies and Dandyettes, or Monstrosities of 1819.

The man and woman at right are looking at caricatures displayed in a printshop window, while the two dandies at left are stealing from the rear pockets of the man’s coat. The practice of dandyism first appeared in the revolutionary … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Dandies and Dandyettes, or Monstrosities of 1819.

Date:

C1819

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Etching with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 235mm

Paper Size: 

405mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dandies and Dandyettes, or Monstrosities of 1819. - Antique Print from 1819

Genuine antique
dated:

1819

Description:

The man and woman at right are looking at caricatures displayed in a printshop window, while the two dandies at left are stealing from the rear pockets of the man’s coat.

The practice of dandyism first appeared in the revolutionary 1790s, both in London and in Paris. Charles Baudelaire defined the dandy: “Contrary to what a lot of thoughtless people seem to believe, dandyism is not even an excessive delight in clothes and material elegance. For the perfect dandy, these things are no more than the symbol of the aristocratic superiority of his mind.”

A rare Irish issued satirical cartoon by the Dublin based publisher William McCleary based on Isaac Robert Cruikshank’s (1789-1859) cartoon but reversed.

William McCleary (1799 - 1820)

McCleary was one of the major Irish publishers of mainly pirated copies of London satirical prints. He began trading from premises located at 31 Lower Ormond Quay in 1791 and by 1798 his business had become sufficiently successful to allow him to move to a larger shop located on Nassau Street. McCleary’s decision in copying the caricatures of his rival and fellow Dubliner J. Sidebotham and undercutting the prices of the pirated versions of Sidebotham's caricatures. resulted into a long lasting feud between the two publishers. His trading addresses: 31 & later 18 Lower Ormond Quay (1791-1798) 21 Nassau Street, Dublin (1799, 1820) 32 Nassau Street, Dublin (1808) 39 Nassau Street, Dublin (1820)

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