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Darly, Matthew :The fly catching macaroni. I rove from Pole to Pole, you ask me why. I tell you truth, to catch a ---fly. Whipcord del. M Darly [sculp] London, 1772

Reference Number: A-038-021

Caricature of Sir Joseph Banks as a lepidopterist, pursuing a butterfly with two bats in his hands. He has both feet planted on two separate globes, on the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, a reference to his travels to the Arctic and previously to the Southern Hemisphere with Captain Cook

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1 image, categorised under Engravings, Portraits and Caricatures, related to Sir Joseph Banks, Matthew Darly, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Arctic regions, Antarctica, Lepidoptera and Entomologists.

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Darly, Matthew :The fly catching macaroni. I rove from Pole to Pole, you ask me why. I tell you truth, to catch a ---fly. Whipcord del. M Darly [sculp] London, 1772, Reference Number A-038-021 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Engraving 175 x 125 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: The term Macaroni derived from the Macaroni Club, to which the most dressy travelled gentlement-about-town belonged, and applied generally to any fop or dandy. The companion to this print, "The fly-catching macaroni" is a portrait of Sir Joseph Banks. The verses accompanying the engravings allude to the visit made by Banks and Solander to the Arctic circle.

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Other copies available: Colour laser printIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-011620)

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