A tailor in a high wind

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“A burlesqued tailor with a huge paunch and small legs stands in profile to the left, facing a gale and rain, encumbered with a little girl clinging to his neck, and by large roll of cloth under the right arm; he tries to open his umbrella, having placed his cane between his legs; tied to the handle in a handkerchief are books of patterns, which are blowing away, like his wig, hat, and the child’s bonnet; his coat, with tape-measure, streams behind him…”

  • Printmaker: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
  • Title: A tailor in a high wind, or, L’embarras des richesses / [anchor symbol] ; etchd. by G. Cruikshank.
  • Published: [London] : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s Street, March 31st, 1819.

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Acquired October 2011.

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