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Maker(s):Cruikshank, George
Culture:British (1792-1878)
Title:Moulinèt - Elegancies of Quadrille Dancing
Date Made:1817-04-11
Type:Print
Materials:etching with hand color
Place Made:Europe; England; London
Measurements:Mount: 11 11/16 in x 13 5/8 in; 29.7 cm x 34.6 cm; Sheet: 8 3/16 in x 9 3/4 in; 20.8 cm x 24.8 cm; Image: 6 13/16 in x 8 15/16 in; 17.3 cm x 22.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2006.15
Credit Line:Gift in memory of Douglas R. Borlen (Class of 1948)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
2006-15.jpg

Description:
George, No. 12926
See No. 12924. Two sets of four dance vigorously holding hands, the ladies together, but turning towards their partners. Two men talk in front of the fireplace, a third bows to a seated lady. All are dandified, their dress more burlesqued than in Nos. 12924, 12925. The room is lit by fantastic gas chandeliers in the form of Chinese mandarins. On the chimney-piece is a statuette of an athlete holding up a lighted candle; a clock surmounts the mirror above it; on this is a figure of Time seated on a single feathered wing, and holding a winged hourglass. Cf. No. 12936.
Reid, No. 670. Cohn, No. 1765

(from George, vol. IX)

Tags:
caricatures; dance; dancers; entertaining; humor; interiors; music; satire; social interaction; text

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