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  1. Delpini a la Rossi

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: Apr. 26, 1785
    Topics: Crossdressing, Etching, Opera, Performing arts, Visual arts
    Description: "Delpini, dressed as a woman, both arms held above his head, runs forward in profile to the left imitating a dancer. Beneath the title is etched: "Grace was in all her Steps" &c."--British Muse...
  2. Mr. Bannister in the Character of Miss Polly Peachum

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: 1781
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressing, Etching, Opera
    Subject: Charles Bannister, John Gay
  3. Scrub

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Sayers, James
    Date: Feb. 15, 1786
    Topics: Actors, Crossdressing, Etching, Male impersonators, Theatre
    Subject: George Farquhar, Mrs. Abington, The Beaux' Stratagem
    Description: "Mrs. Abington stands facing three quarters to the right dressed as Scrub in Farquhar's 'Beaux' Stratagem', with her hair in tightly curled ringlets (resembling the wig worn by Weston in the part)....