A dandy fainting or An Exquisite in Fits. Scene, a Private Box Opera

Robert Cruikshank, English, 1789 - 1856



Etching on paper

Plate: 10 × 13 3/4 in. (25.4 × 34.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Elizabeth M. Sherrard



Europe, Great Britain


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower left: I R Cruikshank Env & Fecit; inscribed, in plate, bottom center: Pubd. by Tho. Mc. Lean. 26 Haymarket. Aug.1st.1835.; inscribed, in plate, bottom margin: A Dandy fainting or- An Exquisite in fits. Scene a Private Box / Opera-.

Course History

WGSS 10.04, Sex, Gender, and Society, Susan Brison, Fall 2019

WGSS 10.03, Sex, Gender, and Society, Jenn Sargent, Fall 2019

WGSS 10.02, Sex, Gender, and Society, Kristen O‘Rourke, Fall 2019

WGSS 10.01, Sex, Gender, and Society, Douglas Moody, Fall 2019

WGST 65, Queer Visual Culture, Gabriele Dietze, Winter 2014

Publication History

Sam Abel, Opera in the Flesh: Sexuality in Operatic Performances, Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996

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