C1820

Would bee's for 1819-or Dandyzette's Toilette.

A satire of a young women in a humble room preparing her wardrobe. At the foot of each panel lying on the floor is a book, The Belles Stratagem, a romantic comedy of manners that received its premiere on 22 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Would bee’s for 1819-or Dandyzette’s Toilette.

Date:

C1820

Condition:

Laid onto blue C19th paper, as purchased, small tears to outer sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Etching with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

330mm 
x 225mm

Paper Size: 

370mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
Would bee's for 1819-or Dandyzette's Toilette. - Antique Print from 1820

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

A satire of a young women in a humble room preparing her wardrobe. At the foot of each panel lying on the floor is a book, The Belles Stratagem, a romantic comedy of manners that received its premiere on 22 February 1780 and was a major hit. 

The play mostly focusing on how women are supposed to be docile in most social settings. The dramatist Hannah Cowley creates female characters who are sharp and witty, women who know what they want and are determined to get it. Around the time of this play, marriage began to change and the idea of marrying for love instead of duty was more prominent.

A rare Irish issued satirical cartoon by the Dublin based publisher William McCleary.

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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