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Love. Or an exquisite at his devotions

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.4.120

  • Title (object)

    • Love. Or an exquisite at his devotions
  • Description

    An effeminate dandy (cf. BM Satires 13069), elongated and with very thin arms and legs, leans back in a chair, one thin arm drooping to the ground, the other curving over his head, his fingers caressing a curl on his forehead. He gazes sideways with a languishing smile at his reflection in the toilet-table glass. He has a thread-like moustache, blue tail-coat with high collar and sleeves, a rose in the button-hole, a white collar and cravat, white waistcoat with a long gold watch-chain round the neck, long light pantaloons, tight from the knee, full at the waist; low pumps with very-pointed toes. On the dressing-table are brush and comb, stoppered bottle, &c, and long tube-like bottle (of Eau de Cologne). Behind (right) on a similar chair a monkey squats admiring its face in a hand-glass. The room is bare, but carpeted to the wall.September 1825
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1825
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 243 millimetres (cropped)
    • Width: 339 millimetres (cropped)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title; publication line cut off.
  • Curator's comments

    (Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 14906 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures IV p.120)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.4.120

An effeminate dandy (cf. BM Satires 13069), elongated and with very thin arms and legs, leans back in a chair, one thin arm drooping to the ground, the other curving over his head, his fingers caressing a curl on his forehead. He gazes sideways with a languishing smile at his reflection in the toilet-table glass. He has a thread-like moustache, blue tail-coat with high collar and sleeves, a rose in the button-hole, a white collar and cravat, white waistcoat with a long gold watch-chain round the neck, long light pantaloons, tight from the knee, full at the waist; low pumps with very-pointed toes. On the dressing-table are brush and comb, stoppered bottle, &c, and long tube-like bottle (of Eau de Cologne). Behind (right) on a similar chair a monkey squats admiring its face in a hand-glass. The room is bare, but carpeted to the wall.September 1825  Hand-coloured etching

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An effeminate dandy (cf. BM Satires 13069), elongated and with very thin arms and legs, leans back in a chair, one thin arm drooping to the ground, the other curving over his head, his fingers caressing a curl on his forehead. He gazes sideways with a languishing smile at his reflection in the toilet-table glass. He has a thread-like moustache, blue tail-coat with high collar and sleeves, a rose in the button-hole, a white collar and cravat, white waistcoat with a long gold watch-chain round the neck, long light pantaloons, tight from the knee, full at the waist; low pumps with very-pointed toes. On the dressing-table are brush and comb, stoppered bottle, &c, and long tube-like bottle (of Eau de Cologne). Behind (right) on a similar chair a monkey squats admiring its face in a hand-glass. The room is bare, but carpeted to the wall.September 1825 Hand-coloured etching

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