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- Object: The cut direct!
A dandy (right), in frogged tight-waisted coat, glove-tight pantaloons or breeches, Hessian boots, a riding-whip under his arm, an eyeglass in his hand, stares over the head of a fashionably dressed man (left), accompanied by a poodle, who faces him. The latter raises a hand in salute. On the wall behind, as in BM Satires 15483, are bills (left to right): Theatre Royal What Next Not at Home; Puppy lost; York Highflyer; Theatre Royal He would & He would not—Farce Who's the dupe. Below the title:
"Cut third and last—is the Cut Direct,—and
"requires little more than down right impudence,
"In this case you must suppose Cuttee to meet you
"full front,—Meet his Salute with elevated
"eyebrows,—stare him full in the face—& pass on;
"as much as to say—Who the Devil are you?
One Cut is a "Dose".
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint
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Height: 349 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 (No. 15483-5), with the same signatures. In all a dandy walking on a London pavement cuts an acquaintance; all are excellent costume prints.
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