Le Cabriolet.Barbares Anglois! que du meme Couteau / Coupoient le tete aux Roi et les queues aux cheveaux / mais les Francois polis laifsent aux Rois leurs tetes / Et Encore comme vous voyez les Queues a leurs betes.
Pub.d according to Act by MDarly (39) Strand April 17th. 1772.
Etching, 175 x 250mm (7 x 9¾").
A postillion on horseback drives a cabriolet in which is a macaroni clutching his hat; a footman rides behind and in the background a pedestrian holding a parasol or umbrella doffs his hat. A dog runs alongside in foreground. A copy of an engraving by Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). Numbered '8' upper right. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
BM Satires: 4633. A copy in reverse of item 1048 dated 1771.
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