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A Nice Gentleman - An Exquisite Dandy. Prodigious!!


Pub.d by McCleary 32 Nassau St. Dublin.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: After George Cruickshanks' 'A Nice Gentleman', published on 12 September 1818 by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly', see BM Satires 13056. Lettered with title underneath image, "A Nice Gentleman - An Exquisite Dandy. Prodigious!!” with publication line: "Pub.d by McCleary 32 Nassau St. Dublin”. An ungainly man, looking and walking to the left with a stoop, has features and wears clothing inscribed with disparaging inscriptions and the names of food - his red carbuncled rose is 'Currant Jelly', the shallow broad-brimmed hat he wears 'Calves Head Jelly' and 'Pancake'; the cravat which covers neck, cheek and chin is labelled 'Puff Paste'; his gloves 'Ladies Fingers'; his loose short trousers are 'White Sugar Bags'; his handkerchief 'Blow Monge' and the long spurs on his boots 'Gilt Gingerbread'.
Created: Dublin : McCleary, 32 Nassau St., [n.d., ca. 1818-1820?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 30 x 21.7 cm., plate mark 32.4 x 23.1 cm., on sheet 41.1 x 27.2 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (21) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.