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Maker(s):Cruikshank, George
Culture:British (1792-1878)
Title:Georgey à la Dandy
Date Made:1827-07-08
Materials:etching with hand color
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Mount: 14 1/2 in x 11 13/16 in; 36.8 cm x 30 cm; Sheet: 10 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in; 27.6 cm x 22.2 cm; Image: 8 9/16 in x 7 in; 21.7 cm x 17.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.24
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

George, No. 14067
Sir George Wombell (1769-1846), full-face, with head thrust forward, and high shoulders, dressed as a dandy (cf. No. 13029). He has insignificant features with large squinting eyes, a top-hat with very curved brim on the side of his head, trousers strapped over high-heeled spurred boots, a riding-switch in his (limp) hand. There is a landscape background with (r.) a scarecrow supported on a pole, whose limp distorted limbs repeat the silhouette of Wombwell.
There is a second state (not in B.M.) on a broadside with verses, title altered to "Billy bewit(i)ched, or the Chalicot Champion, a Portrait dedicated to Horace Seymour, Esq." Date altered to July 18th. (Cohn, No. 926.)
Reid, No. 961. Cohn, No. 1157.

(from George, vol. X)

caricatures; costume; elite; historical figures; humor; men; parody; portraits; satire; text

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