The Finishing of an Aldermans Picture.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7".
A fashionable lady and gentleman arranged on a chaise longue in an interior. This seems to be a City of London alderman's wife being amused by her young lover, who adds cuckold's horns to her husband's (identifiable) portrait on the wall behind. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.3' upper left and '8' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed. Guildhall Library: 18371.
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