A Meek-aroni Hornpipe.
Etching, 245 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Some staining and offsetting.
A caricature of Mr Meek, a portly man holding hat and stick standing full-face. Little is known about him; he was the subject of several social satires in 1774. Possibly he was from Harrowgate, Yorkshire. 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 '6' upper right.
BM Satires: 4708.
[Ref: 14520] £260.00