The Paris Shoe Cleaner.
Etching, 145 x 110mm. 5¾ x 4¼".
A rather miserable-looking French character sitting holding shoe and brush, with a sign 'De Croteur Monsieur on pratique pour un livre' suspended above him. From '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc.', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.1' upper left and '10' upper right.
BM Satires: 4679.
[Ref: 14150] £120.00