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- Object: Front, Side View, and Back Front, of a modern fine Gentleman.
A whole length satirical portrait of a slim and foppish young man, in three positions. He stands (left) in profile to the left, his right hand resting on the head of a high cane and holding a large three-cornered hat. In the centre he stands in back view, his hat under his left arm, his cane in his right hand. On the right he stands full-face, in a rather swaggering pose, cane in his right hand, hat in his left.
The three attitudes show the fashion of the day. Hair loose and full over the forehead, a horizontal side curl below each ear, and a tightly-bound pigtail queue. A fitting coat double-breasted at the chest, cut away to show the lower part of a waistcoat ending at the waist; its special feature is an elongated and narrow lapel projecting beyond the shoulders. A ruffled shirt, closely fitting breeches, and low-heeled shoes. In the foreground buildings are indicated. 24 March 1783
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Height: 240 millimetres
Width: 261 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
In a contemporary hand is written on an impression in the Banks Collection, 'Coll Gardner vel Col1 Phipps'. A William Gardiner (1748-1806) was gazetted Lt.-Col. in the 45th Foot on 29 June 1778. Col. Phipps was the Hon. Henry Phipps (1755-1831), gazetted Lt.-Col. of the 88th Connaught Rangers 4 Oct. 1780, afterwards first Earl of Mulgrave. These are the only two colonels of those names in the Army List of 1783 ('Royal Kalendar'), both being men of note, see 'D.N.B.'
A companion print to BMSat 6343.
Frankau, p. 102.
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