The Clerical Butcher Macaroni.
Pubd accordg to Act by MDarly 39 Strand Nov 6 1772.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5".
A man holds a huge and intimidating butcher's cleaver in his right hand, his left in his breeches pocket. He is plainly dressed in dark clothes in the manner of a clergyman, in a small wig, plain neck cloth, a buttoned waistcoat concealing his shirt. Probably someone called Butcher. 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 '2' upper right.
BM Satires: 5048.
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