C1818

The Hen-pecked Dandy.

Rare Irish issued caricature based on Isaac Robert Cruikshank’s (1789-1859) original cartoon of two bickering dandies published by Joseph Le Petit (fl. 1798-1820) at 20 Capel Street, Dublin which he was his address from 1800 to 1820?. The dandy stands … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Hen-pecked Dandy.

Date:

C1818

Condition:

Minor spots at lower right corner of margin, otherwise in good condition. Laid on blue backing paper.

Technique:

Etching with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

370mm 
x 245mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Hen-pecked Dandy. - Antique Print from 1818

Genuine antique
dated:

1818

Description:

Rare Irish issued caricature based on Isaac Robert Cruikshank’s (1789-1859) original cartoon of two bickering dandies published by Joseph Le Petit (fl. 1798-1820) at 20 Capel Street, Dublin which he was his address from 1800 to 1820?.

The dandy stands by the dressing-table making a gesture of rejection towards his wife. He is lacing a pair of stays over his shirt and has puffed-out breeches. His waist is very small, his bare legs emaciated, his mouth a small irregular aperture; a set of false teeth is on the dressing-table. She is plump and comely, and holds out her arms to him; she wears frilled drawers reaching below the calf, and a long pad across her shoulders to give her short-waisted dress the fashionable line. A large fire is burning; on it is an iron; kettle and coffee-pot are on the hob. Before it on a towel-rail hang stockings and other garments; top-boots are warming by the fender. A mirror reflects the back of the dandy’s head, with its grotesque collar. A high-shouldered coat hangs on a T-shaped stand. On a shelf above the wash-stand a pair of short yellow gloves are drying on stands. Ref: BM 1935,0522.7.151

Left caption: The Demon of Fashion Sir Fopling bewitches / The reason his Lady betrays.
Right caption: For as she is resolved upon wearing the Breeches / In revenge he has taken the Stays!!

 

John Le Petit (1798 - 1820)

Joseph Le Petit (fl. 1798-1820) Le Petit was a Dublin publisher of caricatures, of whom there is little biographical information of, other than where he operated from and that he had a business association with another Dublin publisher J. Sidebotham. Both their names and the of 20 Capel Street address appears on a number of prints published between 1815 and 1820. Trading Addresses: (1798-1799)   22 Suffolk Street, Middlesex Hospital, London (1800-1820?) 20 Capel Street, Dublin (1821?- ?)       17 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin

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