C1820

Military Dandies, or Heroes of 1819

Artist:

William McCleary

Irish issue of William Heath’s caricature of military dandies. The title has been changed to ‘1819’ from the Heath issue which was titled Military Dandies or Heroes of 1818 and first published S.W. Fores, London, October 26, 1818. The practice of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Military Dandies, or Heroes of 1819

Date:

C1820

Artist:

William McCleary

Condition:

One spot at left, minor glue residue at top, and minor loss of thin lines at top, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Etching with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

370mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Military Dandies, or Heroes of 1819 - Antique Print from 1820

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

Irish issue of William Heath’s caricature of military dandies. The title has been changed to ‘1819’ from the Heath issue which was titled Military Dandies or Heroes of 1818 and first published S.W. Fores, London, October 26, 1818.

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.”

Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago: 1928.1227

Biography:

William McCleary

McCleary 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. The street, which overlooked College Green, was one of Dublin’s most fashionable shopping areas and home to several shops selling luxury goods such as jewellery, fine clothing and confectionary. He was the major Irish publisher of pirated copies of London satires. 

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