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- Object: The cut infernal.
A dandy grasping a slim umbrella walks, left to right, on tiptoe, looking down. In the roadway behind him a small stage-coach with two horses drives right to left. An outside passenger wearing a cape raises his hand to salute the pedestrian. Behind is a wall topped with trees, with many bills. Below the title:
"The second—is the Cut Infernal—This consists in Casting
"Your Eyes suddenly down towards the gloomy abode
"of the inexorable Pluto, (In this case you must suppose
"Cuttee to be above you, a Cockney in a goneby Tilbury
"or a respectable Man outside the Clapham Coach)
"—rating the Commissioners soundly In the irregularity of
"the pebbles:—Horridly they do pave London now—/
"the same puddle was here last week—I declare!
"—By this time Cuttee has passed, the Clapham Coach gone by
—And you acclaim with Macbeth You are a Man again!"
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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