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Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century, The Modern Beau in Distress, between 1770 and 1775
The Modern Beau in Distress
- between 1770 and 1775
- Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 14 3/4 × 10 7/8 inches (37.5 × 27.6 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (35.2 × 25.1 cm), Image: 12 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (32.7 × 25.1 cm)
Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "#191"
Lettered blow image: "The Modern Beau | in Distress. | Published by Carington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London."; below image: "Is this the Modern Beau old Crispin cries; | Is this the Macarone in disguise? | Whose outside Feathers are so very glaring, | That those who meet him cannot keep from staring. | It is the same! but when upon the Mind | Reflection steals, our wonder keeps behind. | For then we find this paltry fopish Race, | Are Waiters, Pimps, and Barbers drest in Lace."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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