The Macaroni Mercer. V.5. 7.
Etching with lage margins. Sheet 234 x 291mm. 9¼ x 11½". Some time staining.
Full-length figure looking to left carrying under his left arm a roll of material; in his right hand is what appears to be a yard measure. He is dressed macaroni-fashion with a large looped club, looped hat, and ruffled shirt. 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: 5043.
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