The Fluttering Macaroni.Say little, foolish, fluttering, thing, &c.
Etching, 250 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7".
A tiny figure of a man balanced by the tips of his toes on the two outstretched hands of a giant lady: she is Ann Catley (1745 - 1789), actress and singer, later known as Mrs Lascelles; he is Colonel William John Kerr, 5th Marquess of Lothian (1737 - 1815). Numbered '24' 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: 4706.
[Ref: 14105] £280.00