Etching, 170 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
The looped club of hair of a tall and slim and very fashionable man is so enormous that it is supported on the head and shoulders of a short stout man (apparently a porter) walking behind him. The gentleman wears a sword and looks through a lorgnette held in his left hand. In his right hand is a tasselled cane. One of several satires caricaturing the enormous wigs of the period. 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 '6' faintly upper right.
BM Satires: 5008.
[Ref: 14232] £140.00