"Price 1/ colord."
Date and printmaker from George
British Museum description: A design in six almost equal compartments arranged in two rows. Coates tands in six different attitudes in the dress he wore as Lothario. Each design has a caption describing an ill-conceived gesture:  'Through" (thrust your hands forward)'; his arms are held out to the right.  'The Wide (Spread out your Arms)'; they are extended.  'Circle" (Describe a circle with your finger)'; he stands with right forefinger pointing to the ground, left hand on hip.  'Of Ten (Hold up both your Hands)'; his hands are held up to display his outspread fingers.  'Revolving" (Describe a circle backwards with your hand)'; he stands pointing downwards with right forefinger.  'Years" (Lay hold of your Ears.)'. He pulls the lobes of his ears. After the title: 'Dedicated to the celebrated Amateur of Fashion'
Dealer's description: Coates, a wealthy West Indian, calling himself an 'Amateur of Fashion,' appeared as Romeo in Bath in 1810 and later made his way to London where he appeared at the Haymarket. A benefit performance was brought forward there, ostensibly for a widow, but was (according to contemporary sources) got up by John Williams (Anthony Pasquin). The amateur thespian became the object of much caricature
ART File S528h1 no.144 also available as a digital reproduction