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441687
  • Title
    The Botanic Macaroni [etched caricature of Joseph Banks published by M. Darly], 1772
  • Creator
  • Call number
    P2/477
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    Nov 1772, Strand, London : M. Darly
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    441687
  • Physical Description
    Prints - 17.7 x 12.7 cm. - etching
  • Scope and Content
    "W.L. [whole length] portrait of a man walking in profile to the r. [right] In his r. hand he holds a botanic drawing, in his l. [left] a magnifying glass or lorgnette. His gouty r. leg is swathed ; from his r. wrist hangs a knotted walking stick. A portrait of Joseph (afterwards Sir Joseph) Banks ... who at this time had recently returned from his expedition with Solander, ... to Iceland."

    Reference:
    Catalogue of political and personal satires, Vol.V, 1771-1783 / by Mary Dorothy George. London : British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings, 1935. p.86
  • Source
    Purchased from Hordern House, 403/174, June 2004
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955.
  • General note

    Matthew Darly was a well-known London satirical artist, and publisher of satirical prints with a print shop at 39 The Strand. Darley issued a series of Macaronis or satirical prints of prominent public figures, which were displayed in his shop window.
    According to Harold B. Carter (author of Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820. London : British Museum. Natural History, 1988), Banks' first attack of gout occurred in 1787.
    The Library also holds an etching of "The Simpling Macaroni" (Portrait of Dr. Solander) from a series published by Darly in July 1772. (P2/278)
    Digital order no:a128895
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "The Botanic Macaroni / Published as the Act directs Novr. 14th. 1772 by M Darly, 39 Strand" -- Printed along lower edge of image
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