C1818

The Dandy’s Disaster!

Caricature of a dandy who has fallen is spotted by another dandy. 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Dandy’s Disaster!

Date:

C1818

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 345mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Dandy's Disaster! - Antique Print from 1818

Genuine antique
dated:

1818

Description:

Caricature of a dandy who has fallen is spotted by another dandy.

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.

Collections:
Trinity College Dublin; ROB0026.JPG

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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