The Clerical Macaroni.
Pub accorg. to Act by MDarly Strand March 4th 1772.
Etching, 170 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
A grotesquely caricatured man dressed in the height of fashion (burlesqued); there is nothing clerical about his dress. His right hand holds a large tasselled cane. His wig has enormous rolls of hair. He wears a nosegay, a flowered waistcoat over a protruding stomach, a large cravat, striped breeches, and clocked stockings. After Richard St George Mansergh St George (1750 - 1798). From 'Caricatures, Macaronies & Characters by sundry ladies gentlemen artists &c.', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '14' upper right.
BM Satires: 4997.
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