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English Funn or Docking the Macaroni.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    J,5.38

  • Title (object)

    • English Funn or Docking the Macaroni.
  • Description

    Satire: a butcher in front of his shop cutting the tail of hair off a passing Macaroni to the delight of two women near a doorway inscribed 'Fine Pur[chases]' on the right; joints of meat hanging from the shop front, a rack of beef on a stool, and a dog. 14 September 1774
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1774
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 355 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and with "London, Printed for R.Sayer & J.Bennett, No.53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 14 September 1774". Not numbered.
  • Curator's comments

    There is another plate of the this, with the same publication line. It was presumably a very popular plate (2010,7081.1002).
    See also BMSat. 4527 for the Bowles version of the subject.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4619 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1770 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    J,5.38

Satire: a butcher in front of his shop cutting the tail of hair off a passing Macaroni to the delight of two women.  14 September 1774  Mezzotint

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Satire: a butcher in front of his shop cutting the tail of hair off a passing Macaroni to the delight of two women. 14 September 1774 Mezzotint

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