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Maker(s):Cruikshank, George
Culture:British (1792-1878)
Title:Vis à Vis - Accidents in Quadrille Dancing
Date Made:1817-04-15
Type:Print
Materials:etching with hand color
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:mount: 11 9/16 in x 13 1/2 in ; 29.4 cm x 34.3 cm; sheet: 8 1/4 in x 9 7/8 in ; 21.0 cm x 25.1 cm; image: 6 3/4 in x 9 in ; 17.2 cm x 22.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.13
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
2006-13.jpg

Description:
George, No. 12927
See No. 12924. Eight dancers stand aghast as a fifth man, wearing spurs, who is falling with violence, in a horizontal position just above the floor, clutching the dress of a lady whom he is knocking backwards. One spur is caught in the lady's dress which it has gashed from waist to flounce. A man holds a damaged leg, registering fury. A hat and cane fall to the floor. A dumpy woman turns her back to laugh. Harpist and fiddler watch from a low platform. The room is boarded and bare, with a single (gas) chandelier. All the men are dandified. Cf. No. 12934.
Reid, No. 671. Cohn, No. 2084.

(from George, vol. IX)

Tags:
dance; dancers; humor; music; satire; social classes; social interaction; text

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