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Image ID:
lwlpr03390
Call Number:
772.06.25.01.1+
Creator:
W., I., fl. 1772, printmaker.
Title:
A macaroni dressing room I.W. sc.
Published:
[London] : Pub. according to act June 26th 1772, by MDarly, (39) Strand, [26 June 1772]
Description:
1 print : etching with engraving, on laid paper ; plate mark 250 x 353 mm, on sheet 260 x 370 mm.
Notes:
Title etched below image. | Sheet trimmed to plate mark at top. | Initial letters of publisher's name in imprint form a monogram. | Plate numbered '12' in upper right corner. | State with plate number and by a different publisher. Cf. No. 4781 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 4.
Summary:
A group of macaronis in a dressing room, one having his hair dressed by a flamboyant hairdresser and his young black assistant, another practising fencing, a third plays with his pet cockatoo, another looks down at a servant boy who is spilling a tray of cups. The pictures on the wall allude to the action ("Morning Devotion") and themes (Rotten Row Macaroni) in the print; also a ornate mirror is centered in the room on the wall. On the floor is a sheet with the Newmarket horse races listed. The man having his hair tended wears beauty patchs on his cheek.
Subjects:
  •  Blacks.
  • Boudoirs.
  • Cockatoos.
  • Dandies.
  • Hairdressing.
  • Mirrors.
  • Servants.
  • Vanity.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1772.
  • Etchings - England - London - 1772.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Darly, M. publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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