To be sold to the best Bidder.All the valuable goods and effects of a Scavoir - Vivre Bankrupt consisting of a collection of very scarce Books, (not to be met with in any of the Public Libraries) containing the most approved list of Cosmetics, Paints, washes, &c, &c.,for beautifying the Skin: together with an unique set of Antiques after the present mode and an excessive fine Statue of a Venus taken from Himself, when abroad; with a number of suits of Cloaths, Hats, &c, &c, &c, all au dernier goût & very fit for any one who has an intention of entering on the Business, together with the right of Patronage to the best Productions of the Age, from a late resolution of that Society. NB.: the Subscription unpaid - Likewise to be sold a Quantity of Articles in Mrs. Phillip's way, not the least worse for Wear. V.2. 5.
Pub.d accor.d to Act by MDarly 39 Strand March 15.th 1773.
Etching, paper watermarked. Plate 247 x 177mm. 9¾ x 7". Creasing and time staining.
An auctioneer on his rostrum, hammer in hand. A satirical portrait of Abraham Langford, (1711-1774) of the Covent Garden Auction Rooms, the leading auctioneer of his day. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c', an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
BM Satires: 5171.
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