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Jimmy Lincum Feadle.

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  • Title (object)

    • Jimmy Lincum Feadle.
  • Description

    A foppishly dressed man stands full face, holding a cane against his left shoulder. The fingers of his right hand are extended to display a large ring on the fourth finger. He wears a high-crowned hat, a voluminous swathing round his neck apparently of spotted gauze; a high collar at the back of his head reaches his hat-brim. His breeches are high in the waist and long in the leg where they are tied; low wrinkled top-boots show striped stockings. His coat is cut away to form tails. Beside him is a small dog with a ruff-like collar. Beneath the title:

    'Whoe,er, with curious eye, has rang'd
    Through Ovids tales, has Seen
    How Jove, incens'd, to Monkies chang'd
    A tribe of worthless Men,
    The Brute with Contempt the man surveyd
    Nor would a name bestow
    But Woman lik'd the motley breed
    And Calld this thing a Beau.' 29 March 1791 Hand-coloured etching


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  • Date

    • 1791
  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 248 millimetres
    • Width: 182 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'Pub Mar 29 1791 by S. W Fores N° 3 Piccady'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    One of many satires on recent changes in men's dress, cf. BMSat 8040, &c. In a satirical account of Edwin ('Attic Miscellany', i. 246, see BMSat 7713) he is said to have 'convinced us, to his great emolument..., that Jemmy lincum feedle - Fal de ral tit . . . [&c. &c] . . . have a vast deal of good stage meaning'.

    (Supplementary information)
    For an earlier state see 1991,0720.50.


  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8043 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1791 Unmounted Roy)

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Hand-coloured etching

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