Etching, early state before the addition of 'V.2' at top left. 160 x 105mm, 6¼ x 4". Ink annotation to lower margin, 'of the Rifle Brigade'.
A smiling man dressed as a military officer wears an enormous cutlass. In his right hand is a cane which rests on his right shoulder; his left hand is on his hip. 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 '1' upper right.
See 14177 for later state (BM Satires: 4986).
[Ref: 14214] £180.00