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The Macaroni Provider / Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures & designed by the greatest personages, artists &c graved & published by MDarly, 39 Strand. 1772 (Vol.3)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1915,0313.158

  • Title (object)

    • The Macaroni Provider

    Title (series)

    • Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures & designed by the greatest personages, artists &c graved & published by MDarly, 39 Strand. 1772 (Vol.3)
  • Description

    No.23: A man whole length in profile to right. carries on his back a doll-like woman who takes the place of the macaroni club. She is swathed round in black ribbon and so attached to his shoulders in the manner of a club of hair. He leers, and carries a tasselled cane with a sharp handle set with what appears to be a snuff-box. He wears a large frilled cravat and a very short coat. She wears a ribbon-trimmed hat, frilled elbow-sleeves, her body is covered with the black swathing, her clocked stockings are visible to the knees. 21 July 1772 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1772
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 178 millimetres
    • Width: 125 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered top left, "V.3", top right, "23"; below the title and "Pubd. according to Act July 21st 1772 by MDarly 39 Strand."
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
    Probably a portrait of some (alleged) notorious procurer; perhaps Thomas Bradshaw whose portrait he somewhat resembles. See BMSat 4962.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5018 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (298.b.1)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1915

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1915,0313.158

No.23: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  21 July 1772 Etching

Recto

No.23: FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 21 July 1772 Etching

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