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Dos a' Dos - Accidents in Quadrille Dancing.

[graphic]. Pub'd by McCleary, Nassau St., Dublin.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: After George Cruikshank's 'Dos à dos -Accidents in quadrille dancing', published 4 March 1817 by Hannah Humphrey, 27 St James's Street, London; see British Museum number 1859,0316.128. This print lettered with title "Dos a' Dos - Accidents in Quadrille Dancing" and publication line "Pub'd by McCleary, Nassau St., Dublin". Cropped within plate mark. Two sets of four couples are depicted in position for a quadrille on a boarded floor; in the left foreground a lady curtseys, while a man bends forward, their bottoms colliding - she is displeased while everyone else appears amused. The women wear high-waisted Empire-style dresses, that finish slightly below the knee; the men wear coats with narrow tails and tight pantaloons or knee-breeches with the man in the right foreground, (who is seen from behind) wearing loose trousers. Two violinists are depicted playing in the right background. A gas chandelier hangs from the ceiling, the jets issuing from a hoop.
Created: Dublin : McCleary, Nassau St., [n.d., ca. 1817-1818?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 21 x 31.7 cm., on sheet 33.7 x 22.9 cm., cropped within plate mark.
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (33) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.