An English Macaroni at Paris changeing English Guineas for Silver.
Etching, 180 x 245mm. 7 x 9¾".
An Englishman directing two men, one of whom appears to be a black boy, to load bags of silver into a carriage where his wife is seated. The money-changer with one foot in the doorway to right meanwhile cannot believe his luck. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, artists &c', in 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 '15' upper right.
BM Satires: 4650.
[Ref: 14528] £280.00