- Museum number
- Object: Mr Dibdin in the character of Mungo in the celebrated Opera of the Padlock
Charles Dibdin dressed as a black man reaches forward to a large wicker basket on a stage set as a courtyard; Dibdin's hand-written signature mounted below.
Mezzotint with engraving and hand-colouring
- Production date
- 1769 (c.)
Height: 152 millimetres
Width: 115 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A smaller version of 1887,0406.129.
For discussion, see Temi Odumosu, "Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes, White Humour" (Harvey Miller) 2017, chapter 1, "The Overdressed Slave: Servants, Pets and 'Mungo' Macaronis", pp. 49-97.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Padlock (1768)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- see K,141.1
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1835,0711.79