The Little Deans Yard Macaroni.V.4. 2. Sanguineos oculos volvit, virgamque requirit.
Etching. Plate 172 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾". Mount burn, paper toning.
Dr Samuel Smith, Headmaster of Westminster School, seated in a chair. He looks in profile to the right and points with his left hand, the other hangs over the arm of the chair holding a glove. He wears a flat three-cornered hat, a short tightly curled wig, a pair of bands, and a voluminous gown. 'Sanguineos oculos volvit, virgamque requirit' inscribed above title. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.4' upper left and '2' upper right.
BM Satires: 5021.
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