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Les Graces - Inconveniences in Quadrille Dancing --No.6.


Dublin Pub by McCleary Nassau Street.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: After George Cruickshank's 'Les Graces - Inconveniences in Quadrille Dancing', published on 9 April 1817 by Hannah Humphrey, 27 St. James's St., London; see BM number 1935,0522.7.69. This print lettered with title 'Les Graces - Inconveniences in Quadrille Dancing --No.6.' and publication line 'Dublin Pub by McCleary Nassau Street' scratched within plate. A room is depicted where in the left background a woman plays the piano; she turns, engaging one of the men who is dancing in conversation. At the centre of the room a besotted couple stand with their backs to the chimney piece, staring into one another's eyes, while opposite a man who is short in stature reaches up to take the hand of a lady either side of him, as they dance. Another man, who is leaning against the chimney piece appears to be ogling a woman opposite. Fashionable dress is burlesqued, with the women wearing very décolletée, short-waisted dresses while men wear extremely high collars and knee-breeches or loose or very tight pantaloons. Hanging on the wall, either side of the chimney piece are two framed images - the image hanging at left depicts an elegant man and a female dancer, both of whom wear large feathered headpieces, both en pointe while the image hanging on the wall at right depicts a portly man, who holds a clay pipe in his right hand while dancing with a woman; in the left background of the scene a musician plays a wind instrument.
Main Creator: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist
Created: Dublin : McCleary Nassau Street, April 9th 1817.
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured engraving, image 20.4 x 25.7 cm., on sheet 28.4 x 22.6 cm., cropped within plate mark, mounted on secondary sheet 24.4 x 30.9 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (35) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.