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- Object: The cut celestial.
A dandy walking on a London pavement cuts an acquaintance. In profile to the left a moustached man gazes up open-mouthed; walking to the right, nearer the tree-topped wall forming a background, is a man who touches his bell-shaped top-hat; he carries a bag under his arm, a paper behind his back. Behind him on the wall is a bill: A Dunn Tailor Fashionable Cut. Other bills are Walkers Orrery—Lent—Heavenly Bodies; Meeting of Creditors of J Skylark 1 April. Below the title:
"Cut the first—is the Celestial: When you meet
"your dunning Tailor, or story-telling Uncle, or a
"Respectable Man with a Shabby-drest Wife and
"poodle dog. You are suddenly struck with the
"beauty of the Heavens! What a magnificent Structure
"Herschell—Georgium Sidus: [see BM Satires 8115] By that time your Tailor
"is gone by—& you pursue your walk—solus."
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint
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Height: 348 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
One of a set of three (Nos. 15483-5), with the same signatures. In all a dandy walking on a London pavement cuts an acquaintance; all are excellent costume prints.
- Not on display
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