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- Object: Tippy Bob - The Natty Crop
Design in an oval. A man (three-quarter length) stands in profile to the left, a bludgeon under his left arm. He wears the dress affected by the bucks of 1791: high-crowned hat, short striped waistcoat with several collars, a projecting shirt-front, coat with a broad cape-collar slipping off the shoulders. He is ugly and wears spectacles over his whiskers and cropped hair. c.1792
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Height: 148 millimetres
Width: 112 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
Tippy Bob was a character in 'Blue Beard or the Flight of Harlequin', a pantomime played for the first time 21 Dec. 1791. The print is perhaps a caricature of Munden who played the part. Genest, vii. 67. For the dress cf. BMSat 8040, &c.
Dighton's original watercolour for this print from the collection of Mr Jeffrey Rose was sold at Sotheby's, 23 February 1978, lot 35.
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