BY ST PETER THIS IS NO SHAM-OR-A NEW CUT FOR A GROOM OF THE STOOL - BY ISAAC ROBERT CRUIKSHANK.

 

Early 19th century satirical print by Isaac Robert Cruikshank published by George Humphrey in 1821. Etching (full margins) with original hand colouring in contemporary frame, glazed, with minor losses.

A fracas in St James's Street, before a corner-house. A handsome manly young man, Webster Wedderburn, seizes a dandy, Petersham, by the collar, and raises a horse-whip. He says: What I have caught you have I Master Sham Peter how dare you attempt to injure my Wifes character by saying you could play my part as well as I can, you boasting lying Dandy. take that! and that! and that!!!—. Petersham, wasp-waisted and with beard and moustache, holds up both arms, exclaiming, Me Sir! you labour under a Mistake I am a Gentleman and will resent this Insult some other time. Bystanders on the pavement watch.

A lady (left) says: Oh! my dear Lord, I am afraid will be killed. An officer and a civilian, arm-in-arm (right) say: he shews the white feather again. A little boy with a hoop grins up at Petersham, saying, what a Dandy oh ah. From a first-floor window a maidservant and a little girl look down; the child says: La! Betty he has been naughty!

Etching
14 in. x 10 1/8 in
35.6 cm x 25.6 cm
Executed 1821

Price: £420

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