A Natural Crop; - alias - A Norfolk dumpling.
Etching in sepia, 185 x 145mm. 7¼ x 5¾". Uncut sheet.
A satirical portrait of the Bernard Edward Howard, twelfth Duke of Norfolk (1765 - 1842), by James Gillray (1756 - 1815). In his left hand is the baton of Earl Marshal. He wears top-boots, a slouched hat, and his hair is closely cropped. The fashion for cropped hair began in 1791. Earlier caricatures show the Duke wearing his own hair without powder, hanging on his neck.
BM Satires: 8000.
[Ref: 8920] £190.00