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"I've shot and captived in Loves silken soft net, The Dandy of Dandies brave Capt., B--r-tt [Battier?] The Tenth are the Dandies let all the world know, From the top of their caps, to the tip of the toe. So trim and so slim, so gallant, and gay, Tis' a slander of Slanders for mortals to say. We the Tenth do not "dance", and "We the Tenth never play"----.

[graphic].

Pub. by McCleary.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title "I've shot and captived in Loves silken soft net, / The Dandy of Dandies brave Capt., B--r-tt [probably Battier]" and inscribed within plate underneath is the following verse: "The Tenth are the Dandies let all the world know, / From the top of their caps, to the tip of the toe. / So trim and so slim, so gallant, and gay, / Tis' a slander of Slanders for mortals to say. / We the Tenth do not "dance", and "We the Tenth never play"----., followed by with publication line "Pub. by McCleary". This caricature depicts a soldier from the cavalry regiment The Tenth Royal Hussars with a fashionable young women who looks at him coquettishly. Her green silk shawl is wrapped around him (one end of the shawl is tied to her bag on her wrist, it encircles the waist of the soldier and she holds the other end of the shawl). A love arrow appears to float from the sky in the direction of the soldier. The lady wears a blue bonnet with pink and white plumage, a dress of matching blue material with pink and white ruffles towards the lower half of her skirt and light green coloured pump shoes. The uniform of his regiment that the soldier wears is caricatured - a blue jacket with a very narrow waist, with a profusion of yellow braiding at the front of the jacket and narrow tails, a very high collar, shako [hat] with a very large plume projecting from it, rather voluminous trousers of bright red with a yellow stripe down the side and black pumps with narrow toes. [William Battier, a cornet (the third and lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, after captain and lieutenant) in the 10th Royal Hussars regiment was insulted in the officers' mess of the 10th Royal Hussars; statements and counter-statements were issued by those involved with the result that the subject and the regiment were subjected to much comment in the press and featured in contemporaneous caricatures. Battier was subsequently involved in a bloodless duel with Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854) in Battersea, 12 May 1824].
Created: [Dublin : William McCleary, n.d., ca. 1824-1829?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 25.7 x 17.5 cm., platemark (bearly discernable) 22.5 x 30.5 cm., on sheet 46.2 x 28 cm..
Format: PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (65) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.