Why a Gardener is the most extraordinary Man in the World.Because mp man has more business upon Earth...
Etching, 250 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Faint offset.
A gardener with spade and rake, satirised as a casanova. The engraved text is full of puns, for example: "he makes RAKEING his business more than his diversion, as many other gentlemen do" and "he can have YEW when he pleases". It is signed "An Adamite". From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '24' upper right.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 14547] £320.00