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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.
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11 December 1818

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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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."

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

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

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

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Dandies at the opera, one of them swooning, overcome with emotion. Coloured etching by I.R. Cruikshank, 1818. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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