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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.
Date
1769
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Description

A character, but apparently not an episode, in The man of mode by George Etherege, 1676

Publication/Creation

London (13 Cornhill) : John Bowles, 1769.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint

Lettering

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 16317i

Lettering note

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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  • English


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