Certain City Macaronies, drinking Asses Milk.
Etching with large margins. In pencil "Mrs. Cornelys selling milk at Chelsea after leaving Carlisle House" Plate 177 x 114mm (7 x 4½").
Satire: a group of four fashionably dressed men drinking milk supplied by a fat lady from her ass, with a man pointing and laughing behind her. Plate from the 'Oxford Magazine', where it was published to illustrate a dialogue entitled 'The City Macaronies drinking Asses-Milk, at the Lactaeum, in St. George's-fields'. The dialogue described the affectations of macaronies and the advantages of drinking asses' milk.
BM Satires: 4814.
[Ref: 29458] £95.00