Dandies at the opera, one of them swooning, overcome with emotion. Etching by I.R. Cruikshank, 1835.
- Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856.
- Augt.1st. 1835
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On fainting: the DNB says of performances by Eliza O'Neill, who made her début at Covent Garden in 1814, "Men are said to have been borne fainting from the theatre after witnessing her tragic performances."
A dandy fainting or - an exquisite in fits. Scene a private opera box. I.R. Cruikshank inv. & fecit.
London (26 Haymarket) : Thos. McLean, Augt.1st. 1835.
1 print : etching ; image 24.8 x 34.4 cm.
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, s.n. 13069 (mentioned as reissue of earlier print)
Wellcome Library no. 35497i
Later reissue of a print first published in 1818: see Wellcome Library catalogue no. 12030i