The Knightsbridge Macaroni. V.5. 8.
Etching with large margins, printed on 18th century watermarked paper. Sheet 234 x 291mm. 9¼ x 11½".
Full length portrait of a man walking in profile to the right. Under his right arm is a tasselled cane. His left hand rests on the end of the scabbard of his sword. His hair is in a macaroni club. His hat is low with a curved brim. He wears a ruffled shirt and cravat, striped breeches, and spurred riding-boots. 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: 5044; see Ref: 14303.
[Ref: 27980] £220.00