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Dandy's Toilette. Shaving. Plate 1st.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title underneath image, "Dandy’s Toilette. Shaving” with publication line underneath: "Published by Mc Cleary, 32 Nassau St.” and lower right, within plate mark "Plate 1st". Social satire featuring the depiction of a young man (the dandy of the title), seated at a dressing table; lather is on his face and he is shaving using a cut throat razor. He wears a tight pair of bright blue trousers, red slippers, a white shirt and a pair of red braces. His servant stands behind him, holding a pair of stays. On the dressing table in front of the dandy is a shaving bowl, a linen cloth underneath; a shaving brush, a large jug, a bottle labelled of ‘Curling Fluid’ and various other labelled containers for ‘Palm Soap’, ‘Windsor Soap’ and a bottle labelled ‘Renova Tor’. Beside the dressing table is a shoe rack, with two pairs of shoes (black pumps); underneath this a pair of black boots is hanging up while underneath them, lying discarded on the carpet are a pair of riding boots (one of which appears to have a last in it). Also on the carpet is a scroll of paper that has written on it "Fancy Ball"; underneath this lies a letter with the words "Miss Stephens" visible on it. Adjacent to this a volume containing a music score lies open on the floor, with the title "Quadrille Dances" visible, and across this lies a flute. An open trunk with a white linen shirt hanging over the edge of the trunk, a pair of black boots and a boot jack [also known as a boot pull, a small tool that aids in the removal of boots] are positioned nearby. On the table next to the dandy's servant, lies a pair of spurs. On the wall behind is a framed contemporaneous satirical print of two women and two dandies entitled [published under various titles - "A Pair of Lancers" and "Female Lancers [and] Noodle and Doodle"], while above this is a small shelf of books - one is by Ovid; another has the spine title "Monk" [a reference to the gothic novel, 'The Monk: A Romance', by Matthew Gregory Lewis, published in 1796] while underneath this on the shelf is a book entitled "Kiss of Secund" [a reference to English translations in verse of Johannes Secundus' 'Liber Basiorum' or 'Basia', ('Book of Kisses', first complete edition published in1541)]. A trunk of linen lies open in the background.
Created: [Dublin] : McCleary, 32 Nassau St., [n.d., ca. 1817-1820?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 24.6 x 18.6 cm., plate mark 29.1 x 22.1 cm., on sheet 28.2 x 27.3 cm..
Format: PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (1) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.