The Military Macaroni. O:___beware of this tremendous Hat and Arm. For should we by chance to meet ) it would me Harm. For tho I to the World a poli-n now Appear, Yet d_n me but to my Angelic Wh-e am sincere.V.6. 4.
Etching. Plate 178 x 128 (7 x 5").
Whole length caricature portrait of a thin man with a large head walking or running in profile to right. His wig is a high troupet with a queue in a black bag. In his left hand he holds out a small three-cornered hat, in his right is a sword whose point rests on the ground. He wears a short coat with facings and epaulettes, and a ruffled shirt. BM suggests "perhaps intended for Colonel Luttrell, Wilkes's opponent at the Middlesex election 13 April 1769. When attacked by the mob at Brentford he was said to have lost nothing but his hat." Col Henry Lawes Luttrell, 2nd Earl of Carhampton (1737-1821), army officer and policitian.
BM Satires: 5151.
[Ref: 38244] £190.00