The Merionethshire Macaroni.
Etching, platemark 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Small margins.
A Welsh country squire(?), his face a grotesque profile. He has a long, thin, tightly-bound queue. Under his right arm is a knotted stick. His sword has a large old-fashioned hilt. He wears a hat trimmed with a leek, his coat is long; round his neck is knotted a striped neck-cloth. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.4' upper left and '20' upper right.
BM Satires: 5035.
[Ref: 37926] £160.00