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: Gift of Elizabeth M. Sherrard



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


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

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

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

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

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

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

Publication History

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

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