Laceing a Dandy, published January 26, 1819. Creator: Unknown.

Laceing a Dandy, published January 26, 1819. Creator: Unknown.

2-942-353 - Heritage Art/Heritage Images

Laceing a Dandy, published January 26, 1819. Two servants, one possibly a slave, pull on the laces of a man's corset. The hairdresser on the right is a caricature Frenchman or Italian. Men were not immune to the lure of fashion, and fashion-conscious dandies squeezed themselves into corsets in order to maintain a modishly trim figure. 'Fore Gad ye wretches you'l never get my Stays tight enough go brutes and call John James & Thomas to help you take care you don't Spoil my Breasts!!'; 'Vi don't you pull by Gad if you no pull tight my Lord will have on D[am]n big John Bull Belly';

Image Details

Sensitive Subject

This image has been flagged as having a sensitive subject, or the attached metadata may use a historical and dated form of words and terms no longer used or deemed appropriate, but in common and accepted usage at the time the content was created and/or catalogued. No offence is intended and it is shown here and should be viewed in it’s historical context.

People Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
People Related
  1. Thomas Tegg: British; English: Publisher, printer, bookseller

  1. Etching
  2. Handcolored etching on cream wove paper

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Prints and drawings
  3. Satire

Category Hierarchy

Trade & Industry Occupations

Lifestyle & Leisure Fashion & Dress

Society & Culture Issues & Causes

Artistic Representations Satires

Artistic Representations Caricatures

People Other

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2158x3000
File Size : 18,967kb


  1. 89777
  1. 1928.1226
  1. 1000046454
  1. 2-942-353
  1. 2942353
  1. 89777

Buy a Print  

Keywords - refine your search by combining multiple keywords below.