The Sleepy Macaroni.Dreaming for the Good of his Country.
Pubd. accorg. to Act June 4th 1772 by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5".
A portly Stephen Fox, 2nd Baron Holland (1723 - 1774), elder brother to Charles James Fox, slumped asleep in an arm chair holding book. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, 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.3' upper left and '14' upper right.
BM Satires: 4648.
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