Miss Macaroni and her Gallant at a Print Shop

John Raphael Smith, English, 1752 - 1812

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1773

Mezzontint mounted on board

Image: 12 13/16 × 9 15/16 in. (32.6 × 25.3 cm)

Sheet: 13 7/8 × 9 15/16 in. (35.2 × 25.3 cm)

Overall: 14 3/16 × 10 5/16 in. (36 × 26.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Fine Arts Awards Fund

2007.39.2

Publisher

John Bowles (about 1701-1779), London

Geography

Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, lower right margin: J. Smith fecit; signed, in plate, lower left margin: J. Smith pinxt. [t is superscript]; dated, in plate, lower center margin: Publish'd Apr. 2d. [d is superscript] 1773.; titled, in plate, lower center margin: Mifs MACARONI and her GALLANT at a Print-Shop; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: While Macaroni and his Mistrifs here, / At other Characters, in Picture, sneer,; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: I [separates the columns of text]; inscribed, in plate, lower right margin: To the vain Couple is but little known, / How much deserving Ridicule their own.; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: Printed for John Bowles, at No. [o is superscript] 13 in Cornhill.; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse of board to which print is affixed: Master Thornhill; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse of board to which print is affixed: [illegible] / 48 -- [circumscribed with circle]

Course History

ENGL 20, Age of Satire, Alysia Garrison, Winter 2014

ENGL 22, Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

Satrical Print Shops of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century [Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, conference No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity] Elevator Vestibule, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 1-November 12, 2007.

The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Owen Robertson Cheatham and Friends Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19 through March 14, 2010.

Publication History

T.Barton Thurber, The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Capital Offset Company Inc., 2010, ill, p. 11, fig. 10, checklist p. 23.

Published References

British Museum catalogue no. 5220

Provenance

A Private Collection of Prints, Oil Paintings, Watercolours, and Drawings, lot 431, Bloomsbury Auctions, London, Thursday, April 19, 2007; sold to present collection, 2007.

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