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Dandies at the opera, one of them swooning, overcome with emotion. Coloured etching by I.R. Cruikshank, 1818.

Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856.
Date
11 December 1818

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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."

Lettering

A dandy fainting or - an exquisite in fits. Scene a private opera box -. I R Cruikshank invt. & fecit

Publication/Creation

[London] (27 St. James's St) : Ge[orge] Humphrey, 11 December 1818.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.9 x 35.2 cm

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 13069

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12030i

Reproduction note

Reissued in 1835 by a a different publisher in series Cruikshankiana: see Wellcome Library catalogue no. 35497i

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