The Timorous Sporting Macaroni.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5".
A sportsman aims his musket. He wears a large looped-up club, low hat, a coat with facings, half-boots and striped stockings. From 'Caricatures, Macaronies & Characters, published 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 5' upper left and '22' upper right.
BM Satires: 5054.
[Ref: 14284] £160.00