Jehu the true English Coachman.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5".
Portrait of a coachman standing in profile with a bulbous nose, a stubbly chin, and a protruding stomach. In his right hand is a tankard with an open lid, in his left a whip with a long lash. He wears a low wide three-cornered hat, a plain neck cloth, coat, long waistcoat, knee-breeches, and buckled shoes. 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 '17' upper right.
BM Satires: 5162.
[Ref: 14329] £140.00