Friday, December 2, 2016
Squintums Farewell to Sinners, 1760
Squintums Farewell to Sinners, M. Darly, 1760, Yale University.
Darly's caricature shows the reaction of a diverse crowd to the sermonizing of Squintums, a stand in for the famous preacher George Whitefield.
Notorious for their supposed irreligious nature, it was appropriate for Darly to include a sailor in his representation. The unnamed tar speaks to an attractive lass, "I wish Nancy I had him in the Round top Id make him Dance a Hornpipe to my whistle."
The sailor himself is dancing as he speaks, with the trusty stick tucked under his left arm. A cocked hat with a cockade on the left side is fixed atop his bob wig. Around his neck is a neckcloth or cravat tucked into his shirt, and he is without a waistcoat. The jacket has slit cuffs and runs down to the top of the thigh. His trousers are plain and end at the bottom of the calf.
Posted by Kyle Dalton at 7:00 AM
Labels: 1760s, bob wig, cocked hat, stick, trousers
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