The Female Turf Macaroni. 4.
Etching with very large margins. Part 18th century watermark. Platemark: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Light creasing.
A whole length figure in profile of a lady in a riding-habit holding a riding-whip in her right hand. Her hair, without powder, is tied up in a club. She wears a cravat and a cap with a plume of feathers. Probably the Duchess of Grafton, the Duke being the Turf Macaroni in this series. Plate 4 from the publication, '24 Caricatures by several ladies, gentlemen, artists, etc. (Vol.1)'. Published by caricaturist, printseller and ornamental engraver Matthew Darly (1720 - 1781).
BM Satires ref: 4989.
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