A Hibernian Antique, Turn'd modern Macaroni.
Etching, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5". Creasing to upper right-hand corner.
An Irishman stands with his (unusual, perhaps extendable?) walking stick in profile to the right. He appears to have a scar or blemish on his cheek. He wears a bulky coat with a wide collar, and a large neck cloth. Except for his small looped hat there is nothing of the macaroni about his dress. 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 (faintly) 'V.6' upper left and '5' upper right.
BM Satires: 5152.
[Ref: 14348] £160.00