Pubd. by MDarly at 39 Strand accor to Act May 19th 1772.
Etching, 175 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾".
A man standing in profile to right, apparently caricatured for his old-fashioned dress and straight lank figure. His left hand is outstretched, his right holds a sword of which only the hilt is visible. He wears a wide flat hat and bag-wig. His long narrow coat hangs well below his knees. Beneath the title are ten etched lines of verse mocking this ‘Queer Old Beau’. By Elizabeth Bridgetta Gulston (1749 - 1779), amateur etcher, wife of Joseph Gulston. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, artists &c', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. Numbered faintly 'V.3' upper left and '7' upper right.
BM Satires: 5009.
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