Dandies at the opera, one of them swooning, overcome with emotion. Coloured etching by I.R. Cruikshank, 1818.
- Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856.
- 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."
A dandy fainting or - an exquisite in fits. Scene a private opera box -. I R Cruikshank invt. & fecit
[London] (27 St. James's St) : Ge[orge] Humphrey, 11 December 1818.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 24.9 x 35.2 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. IX, London 1949, no. 13069
Wellcome Library no. 12030i
Reissued in 1835 by a a different publisher in series Cruikshankiana: see Wellcome Library catalogue no. 35497i