The Macaroni Waiter of Drury L--e.
Etching, 175 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾".
A short man standing full face. In his right hand are a number of wine glasses, his left thumb is thrust under his apron-string. He wears a wide hat, a striped handkerchief knotted round his neck, a rough irregularly shaped apron over his coat and waistcoat. Evidently a Covent Garden character. 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 '8' upper right.
BM Satires: 5154.
[Ref: 14343] £160.00