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Elements of Skateing. Attitude! Attitude is every thing!


Dublin Publish'd by J. Sidebotham 24 Low'r Sackville St.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: After James Gilray's 'Elements of Skateing.-Attitude!-Attitude is every-thing!' published [with the publication line 'London Publish' November 24th 1805 - by H. Humphrey, 27 St James St].' See BM Satires 10474. This print is lettered with title 'Elements of Skateing. Attitude! Attitude is every thing!' and publication line 'Dublin Publish'd by J. Sidebotham 24 Low'r Sackville St.'. The scene is a lake in a snow-covered landscape with two men in the foreground striking attitudes while they skate on the ice of a frozen over lake. At left, the man has his hands on his hips and holds out his right foot, while observing the man adjacent to him on the ice, who bends his knees and has arms extended. he former wears a spencer [a short top coat, without tails] over another coat, the latter a tail coat of green coloured material; both men wear their ice-skates over their Hessian boots but those of the latter, who is more somewhat more fashionably dressed, reach to the knee and are they are tasselled; while both men hold sticks. In the right background, two men with folded arms skate back to back (appearing to do a figure of eight on the ice), while in the middle distance another man skates forward with his hands on his hips.
Created: Dublin : J. Sidebotham, 24 Lower Sackville Street, [n.d., ca. 1805-1809?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 32.1 x 22.2 cm., [cropped on two sides within] platemark 20.3 x 28.3 cm., on sheet 41 x 24.6 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (42) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.