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Docking the Macaroni

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1935,0522.1.131

  • Title (object)

    • Docking the Macaroni
  • Description

    Satire: a butcher in front of his shop slices off the tail of hair of a passing Macaroni. 19 January 1773
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1773
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 347 millimetres
    • Width: 247 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and "Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [date erased]". Numbered bl. 273
  • Curator's comments

    The date of publication is given by Dorothy George (see BMSat. V p.786)

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4527 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.131)

  • Exhibition history

    2016-2017 30 Nov-23 Apr, Paris, Musees des Arts Decoratifs, Proper Dress Required: A History of Clothes that have Scandalised

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1935,0522.1.131

Satire: a butcher in front of his shop slices off the tail of hair of a passing Macaroni.  19 January 1773  Hand-coloured mezzotint

Satire: a butcher in front of his shop slices off the tail of hair of a passing Macaroni. 19 January 1773 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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