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A young man, 'Sir Fopling Flutter' ogles women through a lens while a bailiff serves him a writ. Mezzotint, 1769, by J. Dixon after himself.

Dixon, John, 1720-1804.
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A character, but apparently not an episode, in The man of mode by George Etherege, 1676


London (13 Cornhill) : John Bowles, 1769.

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1 print : mezzotint


Sir Fopling arrested. Drawn from a real scene. Dixon ad vivum delineavit et fecit. ...


Wellcome Library no. 16317i

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Lettering continues: 'Sir Fopling Flutter through his glass, Inspects the ladies as they pass, Yet still the coxcombe lacks the wit, To guard against the Bailiffs writ'


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