12 March 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 400
Estimate GBP 250 - GBP 350
Carington Bowles, Publishers
The Paintress of Maccaroni's
mezzotint on laid paper extensively handcoloured with watercolour and gouache, with margins, published London, 1772
P. 13 15/16 x 9 15/16in. (35.4 x 25.2cm.)
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A Maccaroni in the 18th century was a fashionable young man who dressed and even spoke in an outlandishly affected and epicene manner.
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