Foppish dandy Eustace Tilley, with his exaggerated top hat, morning coat and high-collared shirt who scrutinises a pretty butterfly through his monocle, has been the mascot of The New Yorker magazine since it was first published in 1925 and still appears on its anniversary issues. The publication’s first art director and cartoonist Rea Irvin based his caricature on an 1834 drawing of Alfred, Count d’Orsay he had found in the eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Rivalled only by George Bryan “Beau” Brummel, d’Orsay was the undisputed arbiter of dress and fashion of the first half of the nineteenth century. A perfume was named after him (it’s still available), as well as a carriage and a shoe the count designed, which exposes the sensuous curved instep of the foot. But far from being just a pretty popinjay, d’Orsay was also a painter and sculptor.