Etching, 170 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
A elderly man in spectacles walking with a tall cane. He wears a sword and is dressed in an old-fashioned way with a low wide hat, large tie-wig and long coat. Evidently a well known accoucheur, a male obstetrician, skilled in the art and science of managing pregnancy and birth. He is dressed in the manner of an old fashioned physician. From 'Characters, Macaronies & Caricatures, 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.6' upper left and '19' upper right.
BM Satires: 5164.
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