A (four dice depicted) Macaroni. Gambler.V.3. 16.
Etching. Plate 178 x 128mm (7 x 5").
Whole length portrait of Alexander Fordyce (1729-1789), the most active partner in the firm of London bankers, Neale, James, Fordyce and Down. He absconded in 1772, after which, 10 June 1772, the bank stopped payment. He was famous for speculations in 'Change Alley', at first very successful, and for his extravagant way of living. He was a Scot, and the failure rekindled the outcry against the Scots. In his hand he holds a money bag, and a paper 'Scotch Bill for 10,000L'.
BM Satires: 5016.
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