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- Object: Nine Tailors making a man!-or foreign habits for a native prince!
The Regent, with one gouty foot, postures before a pier-glass which reflects his tight waist and spherical posteriors. His wig and whiskers are much exaggerated. All round him nine grotesque German tailors are at work or register admiration of the Prince; most of them are lean and moustached. Some sit cross-legged on the floor; one cuts from a roll of cloth assisted by a man with a yard-stick who says: "D—n de English Taylor, he not know how to handle de yard like de foreigner!" One irons a braided hussar jacket. On the floor: 'A List of Foreign Tailors recommended by Prince Esther Crazy to work for the R—t!' Nearer the Regent is 'A Goose!' with the adjacent inscription: '"To waste your time before a Glass / Exposes oft a monstrous Ass!' The Regent recites:
"I begin to think that I'm a marvellous proper Man!
"I'll have my Chambers hung with looking Glass
And entertain a score or two of Tailors
To study fashions to adorn my Body—"
c. May 1819
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Height: 228 millimetres
Width: 327 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
See No. 13237, &c.
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