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A flaw in the ice or Stephens dream of the macaroni bucks and does turn'd topsy turvy

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  • Title (object)

    • A flaw in the ice or Stephens dream of the macaroni bucks and does turn'd topsy turvy
  • Description

    The heads and feet of persons suddenly submerged by the breaking of ice appear above the surface. The central figure is Stephen Fox, whose shoulders and arms are above the water; his face expresses rage and alarm. There are also the heads and shoulders of three other rnen, two in back view, one in profile to the left. clutching the shoulder of his neighbour, his pigtail queue flying wildly in the air. Three pairs of legs emerge from splashing water: one wearing spurred jack boots, another wearing low shoes with skates, and a third wearing the high-heeled shoes and clocked stockings of a lady. See also BMSat 5114. 1 May 1773 Etching


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  • Date

    • 1773
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 295 millimetres
    • Width: 371 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: "Pubd as the Act Directs May 1st 1773. [W. Austin]"
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5123 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1773 Unmounted Roy)

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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