The Original Macaroni. Tom Fool the First.V.3. 8.
Etching, paper watermarked. Plate 178 x 128mm (7 x 5").
Caricature portrait of a man in profile walking to the right, grotesquely dressed, probably for a masquerade. In his right hand he holds a rod to each end of which is slung a fox's tail. A large fox's tail hands from the back of his neck. A bell hands outwards from the back of his waist. A ribbon flutters from his right arm. He wears a small cap with a tuft of feathers at the top. Rows of feathers (quills) or ribbons hang from his cap, his waist, and from the tops of his stockings which leans his knees bare. Representation of Charles James Fox (1749-1806), the Radical Whig politician, whose opposition to the power of the monarchy meant that he was out of favour with George III, and consequently allied to the Prince of Wales.
BM Satires: 5010.
[Ref: 38229] £220.00