The Enterprizing Maccaroni, playing the Part of Ranger._ Up-I-go.
Mezzotint. Collector's stamp on verso, 'HFR'. Platemark: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Fine impression with very large Margins. Date excised from plate.
An exterior night scene in which a man wearing a coat and breeches, uses a ladder to ascend to the first floor of a house, from where a young lady holds her arms out to receive him. To the left, an older man, perhaps the girl's father, stands behind the climber and is about to hit him with a cudgel. To the far left, a man watched in shock from an open doorway.
Ex CLB collection. BM Satires ref: 4157.
[Ref: 33943] £320.00