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  • Title
    The Botanic Macaroni [etched caricature of Joseph Banks published by M. Darly], 1772
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  • Date

    Nov 1772, Strand, London : M. Darly
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  • Physical Description
    Prints - etching - 17.7 x 12.7 cm.
  • 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."

    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
  • 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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    Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens - State Library of New South Wales (3 September, 2016 - 15 January, 2017)
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