The Butcher MacaroniWatts it you want. Watts it you buy.
Etching, 170 x 125mm. 6¾ x 5".
A butcher named Watts sharpens a knife; to right a butcher's block on which is a large calf's head. He is dressed as a man of fashion and wears a macaroni club, ruffled shirt and cravat. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.4' upper left and '12' upper right.
BM Satires: 5028.
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