Buck Metamorphos'dOr Mr. Foote in the Character of the Englishman return'd from Paris.
Etching, sheet 345 x 285mm (13½ x 11¼"). Trimmed into lower part of plate. Horizontal centre crease, slightly soiled; laid to conservation backing.
Buck is shown wearing the latest 'French' fashions, including large fur muff, wig with pointed sides, mis-matched tights, and coat with over-sized cuffs. Two Englishmen in traditional dress smirk at him. A scene from 'The Englishman Returned from Paris', by actor and dramatist Samuel Foote (1720 - 1777), which premiered at Covent Garden in 1756. A rare print, by the engraver Gabriel Smith (1724 - c.1783).
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